1. P-20 initiative grows with new teaching residents, early childhood center

    Construction on the Early Childhood Education Center has finished and the new facility will welcome students in fall 2021. The School of Education is involved in curriculum and professional development for the center, as well as coordinating cross-campus holistic support services for children and families.

  2. Truck noise in Southwest Detroit adds to public health concerns

    Researchers at the University of Michigan joined forces with community members and the Southwest Detroit Community Benefits Coalition to evaluate the noise impact of the trucks on the neighborhood, many being rerouted as part of the new Gordie Howe International Bridge under construction.

  3. Boots-on-the-ground design with an impact

    The Taubman Public Design Corps builds partnerships between student designers and local nonprofits.

  4. Two School of Information students win Student Design Summit

    The focus of this past year’s Student Design Competition was the Midtown Cultural Center, a district in Detroit consisting of multiple cultural institutions. Students were challenged to utilize technology to support the mission of the Midtown Cultural Center.

  5. Mutual benefit guides U-M’s work with Detroit partners

    The task force’s report on engagement in Detroit is used as a guide across campus to ensure that research and engagement projects are conducted in an equitable and mutually beneficial manner. The task force was chaired by Robert Sellers, vice provost and chief diversity officer, and included representatives from all areas of campus.

  6. The financial well-being of Detroit residents: What do we know?

    We are seeking to engage a broad range of stakeholders – frontline staff, agency leaders, academics, financial institutions, policymakers, funders, individuals with lived experience of financial hardship, and general members of the community.

  7. Q&A: Darin Stockdill talks about the need for Detroit River curriculum in middle school

    “The other thing we want students to learn, and this is central to the work of the historian Tiya Miles, is that slavery is a part of the history of Detroit and Ontario. It’s not just this terrible thing that happened in the U.S. South. Their stories of survival and resistance are important, and we can learn from them and be inspired today, on both sides of the river.”
    ~ Darin Stockdill

  8. U-M, community partners tackle energy insecurity in three Detroit neighborhoods

    A new University of Michigan-led project, in partnership with four Detroit community-based organizations, will work with residents of 200 low- and moderate-income households in three Detroit neighborhoods to improve home energy efficiency and to lower monthly utility bills.

  9. U-M story lab to amplify Detroit River narratives

    In partnership with the Detroit River Story Lab, the Michigan Engaging Community through the Classroom at Taubman College has coordinated a number of courses this semester to focus on the Detroit River’s history.