Community-Academic Partnership

  1. A win-win: working together to increase the impact

    A jointly sponsored UM-Dearborn – UM-Flint Collaborative Research Funding Program awarded up to $160,000 for four collaborative research projects.

  2. Program pairs local, newly-trained tech pros with Detroit small business owners

    The tech pros will provide free, one-on-one support to entrepreneurs in their community. Tech pros will work between 30 and 40 hours a week with small businesses. UMSI and JEI are aiming to enroll 140 businesses. 

  3. Detroit River Story Lab receives grant to continue its summer Skiff & Schooner program

    The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan provided support of the “place-based experiential learning program to encourage awareness of the Detroit River as an environmental and cultural resource.”

  4. Grant supports workforce development for Black youth

    The School of Public Health is working with Focus: HOPE, a Detroit-based civil rights and human services organization, to investigate factors that affect how Black youth participate in and benefit…

  5. Taubman students explore counter-mapping and storytelling on Detroit’s Belle Isle

    Led by María Arquero de Alarcón, associate professor of architecture and urban and regional planning, students explored Wahnabezee — or Belle Isle, as the island park is known today — through oral and written histories, archival material, maps, photographs, and site visits to gain a multi-layered reading of the island and its hidden stories.

  6. Fit as a family: Classroom fitness program expands to living rooms and parks

    InPACT at Home received $1 million in COVID-19 CARES funds and solidified a partnership with PBS Michigan Learning Channel to air these homegrown exercise videos on television, reaching schoolchildren who don’t have access to the internet. InPACT stands for Interrupting Prolonged Sitting with Activity.

  7. Poverty Solutions partners with four Detroit organizations to fund, evaluate economic mobility projects

    Economic mobility projects led by Church of Messiah Housing Corp., Journey to Healing, Urban Neighborhood Initiatives, and Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency will receive technical assistance and $10,000 grants from Poverty Solutions at U-M.

  8. Census undercounted population in select Detroit neighborhoods by 8%

    If undercounts of a similar magnitude occurred in a majority of the city’s more than 600 block groups, the potential undercount could be in the tens of thousands.

  9. Support Brightmoor Maker Space to build outdoor classroom pavilion

    “We’re aiming to connect hands, hearts, minds, and bodies through this project. And we hope you’ll join us in the effort.”
    ~ Stamps pro­fes­sor Nick Tobier, co-founder of the Bright­moor Maker Space.