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  1. Program helps reduce property taxes for low-income residents

    Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their homes to property tax foreclosure are not tapping into a fund that could save them.

  2. Detroit’s youth employment program boosts graduation rates, academic performance

    Summer employment is typically expected to support youth development in work readiness and career aspirations, but there is reason to believe it may improve educational outcomes as well, a new University of Michigan study suggests.

  3. Center for Social Impact cultivates practical skills and insight to tackle complex issues

    Striving to implement transformational social change, the University of Michigan’s Center for Social Impact has encouraged students to find innovative ways to positively impact the city of Detroit.

  4. U-M, Detroit work to boost economic mobility

    Under the four-year agreement, U-M will provide up to $500,000 in resources each year to support action-based partnerships that pair U-M experts with city leaders.

  5. U-M students share winning ideas to bring pop-up retail to Detroit’s neighborhoods

    A Detroit Economic Growth Corp. plan to support entrepreneurs that are just getting started with short-term, low risk, pop-up opportunities got a boost from University of Michigan students who recently competed in the annual Social Impact Challenge.

  6. University of Michigan collaborates with Detroit Economic Growth Corp. for 2018 Social Impact Challenge

    The seventh annual Social Impact Challenge (SIC) features a partnership between the University of Michigan (U-M) Ross School of Business’ Center for Social Impact and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC).

  7. Driving in The ‘D’ — Ross Alum elevates Mahindra’s Automotive Efforts in Detroit

    Rick Haas has been passionate about cars from a young age, purchasing his first vehicle with lawn-mowing money before he was old enough to get behind the wheel. His passion never waned, steering him toward engineering and a career in the automotive industry.

  8. Michigan Ross and Detroit Entrepreneurs Join Forces to Create Social and Economic Value for Food Ventures

    Organized by the Sanger Leadership Center, the Impact Challenge is one of the most immersive and collaborative programs of its kind among top business schools. More than 400 first-year Full-Time MBA students will embark on a journey involving complex problem-solving, innovative business development and true social impact.

  9. Detroit: Community organizing helped stabilize neighborhoods after mortgage crisis

    University of Michigan researchers studied three Detroit neighborhoods — Grandmont Rosedale, East English Village and MorningSide. They found that those under the leadership of a community development corporation, along with volunteer efforts, weathered the city’s housing crisis better than the rest.