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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 150 Detroit...read more
Established on September 22, 2007 and located in the heart of Detroit’s cultural community, Work•Detroit is a unique space for the sharing of creative process and dialogue and an integral component of the University of Michigan's Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.
Work•Detroit's mission is to explore and define lines of creative connection between the University of Michigan, Detroit, and beyond.
Work•Detroit presents the work of student, faculty, alumni...read more
The University of Michigan’s Project Healthy Schools, in collaboration with community partners, strives to improve the present and future health of middle school students through school-based education and environmental initiatives. Health behaviors are influenced and improved by these five program goals:
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
- Make better beverage choices
- Be active
- Eat less fast and fatty foods
- Spend less time in front of a screen...
The Technical Assistance Center is supported by the Skillman Foundation. Its purpose is to provide technical assistance to residents and stakeholders in the six neighborhoods that are targeted by the Foundation. Technical assistance may be workshops, trainings, strategic planning, working with non-profits or community based organizations, or working with individuals, block clubs, and other organization that can help improve outcomes for children in these neighborhoods.
Opening Friday, June 28, the 2013 summer exhibition season at Work•Detroit kicks off with, Road Trip.
An opening reception for this attention-grabbing exhibition will take place on Friday, June 28 from 6 - 9 p.m. This event is open to the public and includes complimentary admission, refreshments and parking.
Road Trips are journeys, whether planned or spontaneous, alone or in groups, near or far, which can affect the traveler in a multitude of ways. Work•Detroit...read more
Motor City Soul (MCS) is best known for its unique and versatile repertoire and audience interaction. Continuously voted as one of Detroit's best cover bands, Motor City Soul thrives on pushing the envelope and creating a big party atmosphere that leaves its audience with lasting memories. Lead by the enriched vocals of Kenny Foster, Mike Harrold, and Deuce, the band also features Joe Elder on guitar, Ross Kadish on keyboards, John Morgan on bass and John Nikolich on...read more
With performances that have been viewed more than five million times on YouTube alone, Ben Sharkey has been delighting fans worldwide with his romantic style and velvet vocals on old swing and jazz standards. His elegant renditions of the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bobby Darrin are both powerful and personal. His original music (available on iTunes) is heartfelt and instantly catching.
The Concert of Colors Preview Show is hosted by Mike Morland...read more
Sean Dobbins is an award winning jazz and blues drummer and educator. Dobbins got his start as a sideman to Blue Note artist, Louis Smith. He has been the recipient of several awards and accolades including the Woody Herman Jazz Award, for outstanding musicianship, as well as the Louis Armstrong Scholarship. Sean has performed, toured and recorded with many of the world’s greatest jazz musicians.The Concert of Colors Preview Show is hosted by Mike Morland (Communications...read more
L'Renee is an international R&B recording artist and alumnus of Detroit Renaissance High School and Kentucky State University.
She won the 2010 Detroit edition of the Andre Harell Superstar Soul Search and was a finalist in the 2010 Budweiser Superfest Singing Contest. Since 2005, she has released seven studio albums, including: Special Song (2005), 2nd Chances (2006), Merry Christmas (2007), Jazz (2008), Europe (2009), Nathan R's "Grown Up...read more