Projects

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...

Start:February 2013
Understanding Race Project

For more information on the Theme Semester Project of "Understanding Race" - please visit: 

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/themesemester/aboutthemesemesters/understandingraceproject

Start:April 2012
Midtown Annual Spring Clean Up Initiative

On Saturday, April 14 from 8am-12pm, join Midtown Detroit, Inc. and Wayne State University as they team up once again to lead Midtown’s Annual Spring Cleanup Initiative.

Check-in is located at the Wayne State University Welcome Center, located at 42 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201.

Lunch and an event t-shirt will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Elise Fields at the MDI office: 313.420....

Start:March 2012

On Saturday, March 17, The University of Michigan Department of Dance and Rackham Graduate School presents Intersections at the Rabbit Hole, from 6pm-8:30pm at the 1515 Broadway theatre.

Choreographed by Tracy Halloran, Intersections at the Rabbit Hole is a contemporary dance performance that focuses on the search for personal and cultural identity of young women. The performance draws on themes from the classic children’s book ...

Leadership and Public Service Fellowship participants

Funded by the David Bohnett Foundation, the Ford School of Public Policy continues the tradition of sending two interns to the City of Detroit mayor's office. The program has sent students to work on economic development, foreclosure and tax implications, recycling and environmental policy, and a range of other issues. Several mayoral interns have gone on to work for the City since their graduation.

Project Healthy Schools - Detroit logo

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...
Essay Writing Workshop logo

** This program has ended for the 2011-2012 academic calendar year. Please check back in the fall for information regarding the 2012-2013 academic year. All content is subject to change for the next academic school year.**

Students always tell us that the most intimidating part of our application is the essays. Let us help reduce your anxiety about your essays by attending our essay writing workshop! We’ll talk you through what we’re looking for in your essays and offer some helpful...

Application Preparation Workshop logo

** This program has ended for the 2011-2012 academic calendar year. Please check back in the fall for information regarding the 2012-2013 academic year. All content is subject to change for the next academic school year.**

If you have any concerns about filling out or completing the U-M application, this event is for you! Application Preparation Workshops are a unique opportunity to have one-on-one assistance with The Common Application as well as the U-M Supplement. We’ll provide...

M is 4 U Spotlight logo

M is 4 U is a series of programs for prospective high school seniors and their families in Metro Detroit that highlight the various programs available at U-M. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from around campus and learn whether their curriculum supports your interests. There are two different events, each with a different area of focus – we encourage you to attend the one that best fits your academic goals, but you are welcome to attend as many as you’d...

Semester in Detroit logo

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...

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