U-M Projects in Detroit


The Semester in Detroit (SID) mission is to engage U-M undergraduates in substantive, sustained and reciprocal relationships with the people and communities of the City of Detroit.  During the winter and spring semesters, the SID program partners with more than 20 different community organizations, civic leaders and small businesses to create a project-driven experience. Since its inception, Semester in Detroit has created and maintained reciprocal relationships with over 50 Detroit...

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The Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is the community practice arm of the U-M School of Social Work taking theory to action at the neighborhood level. The Center is dedicated to establishing and promoting socially just communities, and deploys its interventions to support Detroit residents and stakeholders as they work to strengthen and improve their neighborhoods. Since 2006, the TAChas partnered with the Skillman Foundation in a neighborhood-based children's...

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The Teach For America Interim Certification Program is a state-approved alternative route to certification and is open only to teachers accepted by Teach For America (TFA), placed in TFA’s Detroit region, and who pass the appropriate Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) tests.

Entry to this program begins with an application to Teach For America. During the application and interview process with TFA, applicants will be able to indicate their preference for...

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The University of Michigan Memory and Aging Project (UM-MAP) is the primary memory and aging study at the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center (MADC). The purpose of this study is to recruit and follow a large number of older adults with and without memory changes to help researchers learn more about normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease. A team of health professionals, including a neurologist, nurse consultant and social worker, monitor participants’ medical status, behavior and general...

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Project Healthy Schools (PHS), a community-University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) collaborative, provides a school-based program to reduce childhood obesity and its long-term health risks. Focusing primarily on middle school students, PHS aims to stem the tide of this epidemic by teaching youth healthy habits, developing healthy school environments, and creating an infrastructure that supports program sustainability and replication. Health behaviors are influenced and improved by these...

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11 November 2014

The University of Michigan Detroit Center presents the fifth Annual Sounds of the Season program on Friday, December 12 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This free show for senior citizens and their guests’ features seasonal music from the Advanced Choir of Southfield-Lathrup High School (under the direction of Mr. Jeffrey Martin) and the Avondale High School jazz band (under the direction of Mr. Joshua Neuenschwander).

Although the program, parking and...

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10 November 2014

Celebrate the holidays in maize and blue fashion as the University of Michigan Detroit Center once again joins Midtown Detroit’s 42nd Annual Noel Night celebration.

Co-hosted with the Michigan State University Detroit Center and Whole Foods, this free and fun-filled experience takes place on Saturday, December 6 from 5 – 9:30 p.m.

This year’s festivities include holiday music performances by recording artist Armond Jackson, the University of Michigan’s School of Music (UMMS) and...

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29 October 2014

As students make their way from high school to college, the University of Michigan believes success is more than a four-year degree; it’s the experience and preparation for a lifetime of success.

Join us on Saturday, December 6 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., as U-M Detroit Center continues this preparation with the workshop, A Mentors Summit: Paving the Path to College.

Aimed at adults that work or volunteer with young people, this workshop is also open to young people with an interest in...

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29 October 2014
The Alumni Association in partnership with the U-M Detroit Center and U-M Club of Greater Detroit happily invite you and your family to kick off the holidays with us at our 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade breakfast and watch party in midtown Detroit, Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 8 am-11 am.
In addition to a hot breakfast we provide front row seats for this time-honored Detroit tradition. We even provide free parking, restrooms and inside viewing to ward off...
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25 November 2014

The University of Michigan Detroit Center follows the official University academic calendar in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Please see below for the complete list of hours over the holiday week.

  • Monday, November 24: Regular Business Hours
  • Tuesday, November 25: Regular Business Hours
  • Wednesday, November 26: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 27: Closed (access available for...
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