1. U-M offers Fall ’19 courses with a Detroit spin on social innovation, car culture and more

    Interested in urban issues? Here’s a list of courses offered at the University of Michigan this fall through the College of Literature, Sciences and the Arts, the Law School, the Ford School of Public Policy, the School for Environment and Sustainability, the Ross School of Business, and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

  2. Remaking Detroit’s Riverfront as a place for everyone is ‘dream job’ for alum Mark Wallace

    After graduating from Princeton, Mark Wallace moved to Detroit, where he briefly worked as a teacher. Deciding that he needed to make a career change, he went back to grad school at U-M to “reassess” how to be useful. “It had always been a priority of mine to do something to make life better for those kids and the families who live here.”

  3. Q&A: Steve Tobocman helps make Detroit welcoming for immigrants

    For the last 10 years, Steve Tobocman has been at the center of efforts to bolster Metro Detroit’s immigrant communities and their contribution to the region’s economy. Since 2009, the University of Michigan alum has led Global Detroit, a non-profit dedicated to making the area welcoming to immigrants, attracting and retaining talent, revitalizing neighborhoods, and attracting business development.

  4. Changing neighborhoods: Building Detroit one entrepreneur at a time

    It was Jevona Watson’s dream to have a coffee shop in the Fitzgerald neighborhood in northwest Detroit, a place she calls home. A matching Motor City Match grant in 2016 helped take the first steps toward her dream. Watson began searching for support and resources as she was getting the shop ready to open. She landed on the University of Michigan’s Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project.

  5. Q&A – Reynolds Farley: A long view on Detroit

    Reynolds Farley started teaching urban sociology in 1967, the same year of the Detroit riots.

  6. Center for Social Impact cultivates practical skills and insight to tackle complex issues

    Striving to implement transformational social change, the University of Michigan’s Center for Social Impact has encouraged students to find innovative ways to positively impact the city of Detroit.

  7. 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.