African Americans and Social Mobility in Detroit seeks to develop a better understanding of the experiences of the working class of African Americans living in Detroit, Michigan. The program is particularly interested in what it is like for members of this group to live and work in Detroit. They would like to learn more about their perception of opportunities for African Americans in Detroit, including any barriers they feel that they face and the strategies they believe are...read more
U-M Projects in Detroit
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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 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...
Come experience art at the University of Michigan Detroit Center as the work•detroit gallery kicks off its first exhibition of 2014 with the show “In Print,” opening Friday, January 10.
Curated by Andy Gabrysiak, “In Print” features works of small press publications, zines, art books, comics and experimental print matter by self-published artists.
An opening reception will take place on Friday, January 10 from 6 - 9 p.m. Readings at the opening reception include...read more
The Sankofa Film Series presents the screening of “Lucille Clifton and Sonia Sanchez: Good Women” at the University of Michigan Detroit Center. The second of this four film series debuts at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, February 21. The event includes complimentary admission, parking and light refreshments to all guests. Following the film, a brief discussion on the documentary will be lead by Broadside Press Editors Dr. Gloria House and Ms. Hilda Vest.
“Lucille Clifton and Sonia Sanchez...read more
In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the University of Michigan Detroit Center will host a series of inspiring and educational events beginning at 10 a.m., Monday, January 20 with free admission and parking to all attendees.
A simulcast of the 28th Annual Martin Luther King Day Symposium keynote address, presented by social activist, singer and songwriter, Harry Belafonte, will take place in the Ann Arbor room of the Detroit Center from 10 – 11:30 a.m....read more