Engaged Learning

  1. Lightweight Metals Institute opens in Detroit

    A new $148 million lightweight metals manufacturing institute called the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) Consortium opened in January 2015 in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit.

  2. Finding Solutions for Detroit

    In her book “Redevelopment and Race: Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit,” U-M Professor June Manning Thomas explores what went wrong, demonstrating how and why government programs were ineffective and even destructive to community needs.

  3. The Ginsberg Center

    For more than a decade, the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning at the University of Michigan has been hosting a variety of programs and services for students and assisting faculty in the development of engaged learning in their courses and programs.

  4. Turning Vacant Land into Productive Green Spaces

    Alleys, vacant lots and underutilized urban spaces hold great potential for fostering more sustainable cities.

  5. Mapping Slavery in Detroit

    Professor Tiya Miles and a team of students have spent two years researching the history of slavery in Detroit, mapping the locations and lives of slaves and former slaves and reclaiming an essential part of the city’s history.

  6. Community and Economic Development Clinic

    Founded in 1991, the U-M Law School’s Community and Economic ​Development Clinic (CEDC) provides creative solutions to the transactional needs of community organizations and nonprofit groups.

  7. U-M’s entrepreneurial spirit creates mini business for Detroit nonprofit

    A new Detroit mini business, Cass Coasters, has grown from a U-M course that brings together students of business, engineering and art and design.

  8. Mapping Detroit

    UM-Dearborn student Thomaz Carvalhaes spent his summer walking the streets of Detroit to locate and assess bus stops across 10 square miles.

  9. Bohnett Fellows at the Detroit Mayor’s Office

    The David Bohnett Foundation Leadership and Public Service Fellowship, open to master’s students at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, offers two years of tuition support and a funded internship in Detroit.