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...read more
U-M Projects in Detroit
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
By Mike Morland
Communications Director, U-M Detroit Center
The University of Michigan - it’s a name that’s synonymous with leaders and innovators. Best known for its world-class education, superior health system and dominant athletic programs; it’s the lesser-known stories of perseverance and creativity that continue to drive one of the nation's oldest public institutions.
Founded in 1817 at what is now...read more
Thinking about a graduate degree? Meet representatives and alumni from the University of Michigan. Learn about admissions requirements, curricula, financial assistance, joint degree programs and career opportunities.
Please join us for a graduate school information session at the Repair the World Workshop, 2715 Bagley, Detroit, MI 48216 on Thursday, November 6 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
There is ample free street parking and refreshments will be served. Please register for this...read more
As the first exhibition of the recently dedicated Lester P. Monts Hall, the University of Michigan Detroit Center is proud to present, “For Madiba with Love! Photographs of Nelson Mandela and the South African Struggle: 1985-2013.”
A program for the exhibit will be held from on Tuesday, October 14. Activities include a reception from 5-7 p.m.; a brief talk and Q&A session with Mr. Turnley from 6-6:20 p.m., and a screening of the film, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” from 6:30...read more