1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. U-M study links Detroit’s home repair program, housing stability

    Since 2017, the city of Detroit, Rocket Community Fund, and United Community Housing Coalition have implemented the Make It Home program, which has offered more than 1,100 occupants of tax foreclosed houses the chance to purchase (or re-purchase) their homes through a one-year 0% interest loan to cover the cost of back taxes.

  8. Students: Apply now for Semester in Detroit spring/summer and fall

    The first Semester in Detroit took place in Winter 2009 with 14 participants, partnering with organizations such as Alternatives for Girls, Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative, and the Urban League of Southeastern Michigan.

  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.