An interdisciplinary team of 20 master’s students from SEAS, as well as the Ross School of Business, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and the School of Social Work, worked throughout the semester alongside Paige and others at Bailey Park to advance sustainability knowledge through various community engaged projects.
December 19, 2022
Community Enterprise Clinic supports new food security hub in Detroit
Dana Thompson, clinical professor of law and director of the Community Enterprise Clinic, said the food security network’s values, importance to Detroit, and wide range of legal needs has resulted in a long and mutually beneficial relationship.
November 30, 2022
Alum Malika Pryor curates an exhibit and arts initiative in her hometown
Malika Pryor grew up taking part in Detroit-based arts advocacy programs led by women family members and Black community leaders. She’s highlighting these women in a new exhibition, which runs through December at the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit.
November 8, 2022
UMSI student interns gain valuable experience and inspire impact at community organizations
Students are encouraged to think about problems in a culturally responsive manner while working on gaining a stronger understanding of personal biases, power and privilege.
September 28, 2022
From garden to growth: This urban garden cultivates young leaders
Cadillac Urban Gardens doesn’t just grow produce. It grow leaders and environmental stewards, says U-M alumna Sarah Clark, who founded the garden. Clark started working with Dolores Perales in 2013 when she was a sophomore at Detroit Cristo Rey High School. Perales went on to earn dual master’s degrees from U-M.
September 19, 2022
Q&A: DeAndré Calvert continues family legacy with work uniting students and community partners
“The pandemic shined a light on the fact that digital access is both a real requirement for modern living, and a cause of inequity for those who don’t have it. With so many aspects of our lives taking place remotely, that digital divide seemed to get bigger.”
~ DeAndré Calvert
August 4, 2022
Power of Place: Transformational experiences on the Detroit River thanks to Skiff and Schooner Program
“We hope it is an experience of wonder and joy and delight. Just being out there on the water, enjoying the bounty, the beauty of the river, can have a lastingly powerful effect in itself on people’s sense of connection with their place in the world.”
~ David Porter, U-M English professor
August 2, 2022
Poverty Solutions collaborates on Detroit Land Contract Buyer Guide
The city of Detroit, Enterprise Community Partners, and University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions co-authored and published the buyer guide. The guide includes information, do-it-yourself checklists, and guidance on risks for before signing, at signing, after signing, and after paying the land contract in full. The guide and additional resources, including materials in Spanish, are available.
August 2, 2022
Q&A: Damien Crutcher builds character through music for Detroit students at Crescendo Detroit
“I did a lot of guest consulting at a lot of suburban schools. And I noticed that when I crossed Eight Mile, I didn’t see kids with instrument cases walking down the street. At that time, most of the schools in Detroit did not have music programs. So I decided to start Crescendo to make sure students had the opportunity to be in music.”
~ Damien Crutcher