Part of helping people thrive is making sure the neighborhoods where they live are thriving too. For the past 25 years, Urban Neighborhood Initiatives has focused on serving the people and places within a 1.4-square-mile-area of the Springwells neighborhood in Southwest Detroit.
February 22, 2023
Partner Profile: Southwest Economic Solutions integrates housing, workforce, financial services for economic success
“We appreciated U-M’s focus on equity and neighborhood development. I envision we’ll continue to work with them on a regular basis. The need is so great, the opportunity is there, and there’s alignment with our work. I can’t think of a better partner.”
~ Hector Hernandez, executive director of Southwest Economic Solutions
July 27, 2022
Q&A: Jamon Jordan brings rich Detroit history to U-M’s Semester in Detroit program
Jamon Jordan founded the Black Scroll Network, which gives walking history tours to people looking to learn more about the history of Detroit.
September 22, 2021
Stamps shines bright at DLECTRICITY
Inspired by Nuit Blanche arts festivals from around the world, DLECTRICITY is a spectacular outdoor visual light and art celebration that takes place in Detroit’s cultural center and DTE’s Beacon Park Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight.
July 22, 2021
Concern about safety is main reason many Detroiters are not getting vaccinated, U-M survey finds
Importantly, the survey results demonstrate that vaccine hesitancy is surmountable. More than 1 in 3 residents (34%) who reported being unlikely to get vaccinated between January and March 2021 have since received at least one dose of the vaccine.
July 2, 2021
Funding opportunity to advance economic mobility priorities of Detroit residents
Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan is offering stipends of $7,500 to $10,000 to support projects led by Detroit organizations working to promote economic mobility.
June 18, 2021
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.
April 15, 2021
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.
March 31, 2021
U-M Receives $1.4M in NIH Funding to expand COVID-19 outreach
C3’s focus is on a few of the counties most effected by the pandemic: Wayne, Genesee, Kent, and Washtenaw. Within these communities, they’re examining communication channels among the African-American and Latino populations in addition to messaging to promote healthy choices.