1. Q&A: DeAndré Calvert continues family legacy with work uniting students and community partners

    “The pandemic shined a light on the fact that digital access is both a real requirement for modern living, and a cause of inequity for those who don’t have it. With so many aspects of our lives taking place remotely, that digital divide seemed to get bigger.”

    ~ DeAndré Calvert

  2. Immersive Semester in Detroit Program expands opportunity to all U-M campuses, providing transformational learning experiences 

    Students are encouraged to be mindful of their identities when entering a space they’re not from, and to always lead with a respect for the work that is already being done. 

  3. U-M students put skills to work through summer internship program, helping Detroit communities 

    When it comes to small businesses, the community is more than just a customer base. They are neighbors and friends, and many of these businesses prioritize giving back to their communities in some way. And in the reverse, the community supports these businesses through difficult times.

  4. Detroit River Story Lab embarks on Skiff and Schooner program for second summer

    The Detroit River Story Lab and the Green Door Initiative received a grant from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan to help fund this summer’s river-themed educational programming.

  5. Q&A: Michael Andrews helps students hone artistic style and engage with the world

    Creativity, collaboration and education are at the forefront of Andrews’s career as an artist and teacher. He is currently developing a space in Detroit that hosts community space and art studios, as well as what he calls a “mixed reality clothing project.”

  6. U-M’s newest Truman Scholar will continue to advocate for Latino civil rights

    Raised in Detroit, Xalma Palomino is a first-generation Latina undergraduate student majoring in political science and Latina/o studies. She plans to advance her career in public policy and voting rights advocacy, and will enroll in a master of public policy program.

  7. Undergrads: Here’s your chance to conduct research in Detroit in 2022

    Students receive $2,500-3,500 stipend award, depending on financial need, and are provided housing at Wayne State University. Program related transportation costs are also covered by the DCERP.

  8. Sharon Haar: exploring social activism in architecture practice and education

    Detroit, like many cities, is in great need of housing that’s both accessible and appropriate for its residents — especially the 40 percent of Black Detroiters who don’t have access to a car.

  9. Detroit’s small business owners see summer boost through entrepreneurs project

    In 2021, the program evolved again with 31 students. They partnered with 19 Detroit-based businesses that wanted insights, information and execution on real projects that could help them not only survive this historical moment but find additional customers, develop new processes and develop long-lasting revenue.