Community-Academic Partnership

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Delray, U-M partnership could be template for environmental justice campaigns

    UM-Dearborn Assistant Professor Natalie Sampson’s research into public health issues in Detroit’s Delray neighborhood has spanned a decade — and has begun to play a role in shaping public policy. But when talking about the years of work, she definitely prefers shining the spotlight on the community and her partners.

  6. Grant program supports community-academic poverty research

    Can grocery delivery improve the health of pregnant women? Are neighborhood entrepreneurship programs increasing economic mobility for low-income Detroiters? What role could a modern greenhouse play in expanding the ancient African art of bead-making in Detroit? These are research questions three teams of community and academic partners will tackle this year with support from the Detroit Urban Research Center and Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan.

  7. U-M, Detroit gathering shares impact, ways forward

    “We’re not just showcasing the work of the university, but of the university and our partners in the city. We hope there will be a lot of spark and new partnerships form,” said Sonia Harb, special advisor on Detroit engagement for the provost’s office, of the purpose of um3detroit.

  8. Project Healthy Schools

    The alarming increase of childhood obesity and other preventable cardiovascular risk factors compelled Dr. Kim Eagle to create Project Healthy Schools (PHS) — a community-University of Michigan Health System collaborative that provides a school-based program to reduce childhood obesity and its long-term health risks.

  9. 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.