News + Stories

  1. The Detroit Center

    Throughout the year, the Detroit Center hosts meetings, lectures, workshops, and performances, annually drawing more than 20,000 visitors.

  2. Climate Change + Public Health in Detroit

    How does a city grappling with how to thrive in the present day begin to think about what it will look like 50 years down the road? That was a question the Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) wanted answered when it assembled the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative (DCAC) in 2011.

  3. Turning Vacant Land into Productive Green Spaces

    Alleys, vacant lots and underutilized urban spaces hold great potential for fostering more sustainable cities.

  4. Literacy Research and Professional Development in Detroit

    Elizabeth Birr Moje, the associate dean for research and community engagement and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the School of Education at the University of Michigan, focuses her research on communities and schools in Detroit.

  5. Combating Air Pollution in Detroit

    The University of Michigan School of Public Health, in partnership with several community groups in Detroit, recently received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Services to combat air pollution and related health risks in Detroit.

  6. Mapping Slavery in Detroit

    Professor Tiya Miles and a team of students have spent two years researching the history of slavery in Detroit, mapping the locations and lives of slaves and former slaves and reclaiming an essential part of the city’s history.

  7. Community and Economic Development Clinic

    Founded in 1991, the U-M Law School’s Community and Economic ​Development Clinic (CEDC) provides creative solutions to the transactional needs of community organizations and nonprofit groups.

  8. Michigan ArcPrep

    Michigan Architecture Prep (ArcPrep), a new program hosted by Taubman College, is introducing 38 high school juniors from Detroit Public Schools (DPS) to the multi-faceted discipline of architecture.

  9. Summer Enrichment Program

    The Summer Enrichment Program began in 1986 to encourage students from underrepresented populations to consider health care careers.