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  1. The HOPE Village Initiative

    Focus HOPE + Graham Sustainability Institute In 2011, the Detroit civil and human rights organization Focus: HOPE expressed interest in working with the University of Michigan to determine how to…

  2. Lightweight Metals Institute opens in Detroit

    A new $148 million lightweight metals manufacturing institute called the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) Consortium opened in January 2015 in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit.

  3. Fostering Talent in Detroit

    Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and the fourth largest retail home lender in the United States, is known as a Detroit corporate powerhouse.

  4. Innovating Detroit

    The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business annual Impact Challenge is considered one of the most ambitious and immersive leadership development programs of its kind for business school students.

  5. Saving Detroit Hearts

    The Healthy Environments Partnership (HEP), established in 2000, brings together Detroit-based community organizations.

  6. Creating Good Neighborhoods

    The Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is dedicated to establishing and promoting socially just communities, and deploys its interventions to support Detroit residents and stakeholders as they work to strengthen and improve their neighborhoods.

  7. Launching a Maker Space in Detroit

    Students and faculty at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design are working with a neighborhood alliance in Detroit to launch an incubator for creative enterprises and a community space for developing skills.

  8. Afterhouse: Bringing hope to a Detroit neighborhood

    In a Detroit neighborhood shared by Bangladeshi, Polish immigrants, longtime African-American residents and young artists, something is happening.

  9. Finding Solutions for Detroit

    In her book “Redevelopment and Race: Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit,” U-M Professor June Manning Thomas explores what went wrong, demonstrating how and why government programs were ineffective and even destructive to community needs.