1. U-M, Detroit Community Schools celebrate first anniversary of Brightmoor Maker Space

    More than 150 community members gathered to celebrate a year of “making” at the Brightmoor Maker Space recently. The Detroit Community Schools and the University of Michigan’s Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design hosted the open house to celebrate its first academic year in operation.

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. Driving in The ‘D’ — Ross Alum elevates Mahindra’s Automotive Efforts in Detroit

    Rick Haas has been passionate about cars from a young age, purchasing his first vehicle with lawn-mowing money before he was old enough to get behind the wheel. His passion never waned, steering him toward engineering and a career in the automotive industry.

  5. Reducing phosphorus entering the Detroit River; real-time, autonomous stormwater control

    In 2015, U-M researchers at the Graham Sustainability Institute were awarded a $3 million grant from the Erb Family Foundation to determine the relative contributions of various phosphorus sources, both urban and agricultural, in the Detroit River watershed.

  6. Managing Stormwater, Beautifying Neighborhoods

    On the former sites of vacant Detroit homes, University of Michigan researchers and their partners have built innovative gardens that help manage stormwater while removing neighborhood blight.

  7. Innovating Detroit

    The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business annual Impact Challenge is considered one of the most ambitious and immersive leadership development programs of its kind for business school students.

  8. Launching a Maker Space in Detroit

    Students and faculty at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design are working with a neighborhood alliance in Detroit to launch an incubator for creative enterprises and a community space for developing skills.