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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17 December 2014

In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, visit the University of Michigan Detroit Center and participate in a series of inspiring and educational events beginning at 10 a.m., Monday, January 19 with free admission and parking to all attendees.

A simulcast of the 29th Annual Martin Luther King Day Symposium keynote address, presented by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Journalist, Scholar, Author and Activist, will take place in the Ann Arbor room of the Detroit Center from...

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10 November 2014

Experience the artistic works of University of Michigan-Dearborn faculty and students from the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters with “Evergreen Road,” December 5, 2014 - January 10, 2015, at the U-M Detroit Center.

Showcasing some of the most creative and talented artists from UM-Dearborn, “Evergreen Road,” located in Monts Hall of the University of Michigan Detroit Center, features an eclectic group of mixed media, prints, painting and drawings from award-winning artists.


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11 December 2014

The University of Michigan Detroit Center follows the official University academic calendar in observance of the end of the Fall semester/winter break. Please see below for the complete list of hours over the holiday week.


    • Monday, December 22: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday, December 23: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Wednesday, December 24 - Thursday, January: 1: Closed...
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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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