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 For America. During the application and interview process with TFA,...

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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 July 2014

The Detroit Community Based Research Program (DCBRP) cordially invites members of the university community and general public to the 2014 Detroit Community Based Resaerch Program Symposium, Friday, August 8, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the University of Michigan Detroit Center. This event includes complimentary admission and parking for all attendees.

The DCBRP places students with community based organizations in Detroit to work on...

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10 June 2014
2014 Concert of Colors - Wolverine Outdoor Stage

Artist and Scheduling Information for the Wolverine Outdoor Stage for the 22nd Annual Concert of Colors, July 12-13, 2014.

Saturday, July 12

8 p.m. - Lola Valley (Rock)
Lola Valley is an all women band conjuring a modern day, super-charged Billie Holiday squeezed through P-Funk and psychedelic rock to make a new Detroit soul. Transcending age, race and...

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23 June 2014

The University of Michigan Detroit Center is proud to announce Palencia Mobley as the 2014 Emerging Leader Award recipient. Open to the public, the award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, July 9 beginning at 6 p.m. Complimentary admission, parking and strolling dinner will be available for all attendees.

The 2014 Emerging Leader Award is granted to a native Detroiter and graduate of the University of Michigan who has made notable achievements in their field and has the potential...

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14 February 2014
Third Annual Youth Theatre Camp at the U-M Detroit Center

The University of Michigan Detroit Center in partnership with Wayne State University's Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance offer a unique opportunity for youth in grades 8-12 to immerse themselves into theatre. 

New this year - students have the option to elect an acting or stage design emphasis. 

This one-week intensive program features: 

  • Intensive workshops with professional theatre artists
  • Instructors with years of...
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09 June 2014
U-M Detroit Center Film Screening: Black and Blue

Learn about an inspiring moment in collegiate football history on Tuesday, June 17 from 6 – 8 p.m., as the University of Michigan Detroit Center hosts a screening and discussion of the film “Black and Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward and the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game.” This screening includes free admission, parking and complimentary refreshments.

Emmy nominated producer Brian Kruger and sports historian Greg Dooley will moderate a brief discussion...

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