1. Developing future leaders of Detroit starts with a summer internship

    Program graduates will have the skills to preserve and transform places and programs that are vital to the city’s history and growth.

  2. This urban farm is on path to sustainability

    Akoaki, a design studio in Detroit, has been working with the Oakland Avenue Urban Farm for nearly four years to develop a vision and “guiding plan” to make it self-sufficient and sustainable.

  3. Unique online course aims to prepare students, others for work with communities

    Experts from eight units across the university and a group of 15 students teamed up to create the Community Engagement: Collaborating for Change massive open online course (MOOC).

  4. Locals provide unique bus tours of Detroit with some help from UMSI

    Detroit visitors now have four new urban tours to enjoy, thanks to help from a team of faculty and students at the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI).

  5. A partnership with Crescendo Detroit

    A new School of Music, Theater & Dance (SMTD) community partnership with Crescendo Detroit was launched this winter, giving select SMTD students the opportunity to teach music and dance to Detroit schoolchildren.

  6. University of Michigan collaborates with Detroit Economic Growth Corp. for 2018 Social Impact Challenge

    The seventh annual Social Impact Challenge (SIC) features a partnership between the University of Michigan (U-M) Ross School of Business’ Center for Social Impact and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC).

  7. Detroit Community-Based Research Program

    Every summer, the Detroit Community-Based Research Program (DCBRP) places 24 U-M undergraduates in Michigan’s largest city to work side by side with local nonprofits to listen and learn about the nonprofits’ challenges and follow up with suggestions for research projects that address their needs.

  8. Motor City Roots

    Chene Street today is a far cry from its historic past, which is what inspired Marian Krzyzowsk, who grew up in the area, to launch the Detroit Chene Street History Project in 2002.

  9. Celebrating Detroit Internships

    The U-M Student Interns in Detroit Summer Celebration brought interns and corporate and nonprofit partners together to honor their work in the city.