Diane McCloskey asks a Detroit resident questions for the Detroit Metropolitan Area Communities Study survey.

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  1. Survey asks Detroiters about housing, employment, mobility and race relations

    The majority of Detroiters either know someone who has been evicted from their home during the past year or have been evicted themselves, and an even larger number of Detroiters know someone who has lost a job in the past year or have lost one themselves.

  2. From foster care to fulfillment: U-M program gives hope to foster students across Michigan

    Cherish Fields graduated from U-M with the aid of a Blavin Scholarship, a program to help foster children attain college degrees. Today, as a social worker at a Detroit agency that assists children who are wards of the state, she is helping children just like herself.

  3. Flying cars are coming

    Jon Rimanelli is quietly engineering a revolution with industry-shifting ideas, existing technology and a really old company. The new vision for the Detroit Aircraft Corporation could return this century plus old company to prominence.

  4. RIPPLE EFFECT

    Valerie and Tony Russell are rolling. On a 90-degree day in late May, their SUV cruises the streets of Detroit’s Osborn neighborhood, their home.

  5. Developing future leaders of Detroit starts with a summer internship

    Program graduates will have the skills to preserve and transform places and programs that are vital to the city’s history and growth.

  6. U-M alumna Dominique Morisseau named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow

    A native Detroiter, Morisseau (BFA ’00, theatre) began writing plays as a student at SMTD, studying with Professor OyamO (Charles Gordon). Her three-play cycle, The Detroit Project, includes Skeleton Crew, Paradise Blue, and Detroit ’67.

  7. This urban farm is on path to sustainability

    Akoaki, a design studio in Detroit, has been working with the Oakland Avenue Urban Farm for nearly four years to develop a vision and “guiding plan” to make it self-sufficient and sustainable.

  8. Unique online course aims to prepare students, others for work with communities

    Experts from eight units across the university and a group of 15 students teamed up to create the Community Engagement: Collaborating for Change massive open online course (MOOC).

  9. Feodies Shipp named director of U-M Detroit Center

    A native Detroiter, Feodies Shipp has been named Director of the University of Michigan Detroit Center.