Projects

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The Best Classroom Project is a citywide group of Detroit parents across economic and racial boundaries in search of the best Kindergarten classroom for their children born after 2009.  Against the broader landscape of struggling schools,  members collaborate and research high performing and aspiring city schools to inform their school choices.  Dara Hill, associate professor of Reading and Language Arts at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is a parent member.  Hill...

Genesis III Project

The GENESIS Project is a federally funded pipeline and retention program (from the Health Resources and Services Administration, or HRSA) housed in the University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN).  GENESIS stands for “Gaining Excellence in Nursing Education: Strength in the Sciences.” The purpose of the grant is to increase diversity in nursing.  Students who come from rural communities, are first generation college students, from Medically Underserved Areas/Populations (...

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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 Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach (CEDO) at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering provides STEM content programs for GEAR UP --Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.

These STEM based programs are grade appropriate for those in grade seven through the first year of college; workshops complement the needs of teachers, program providers, and students as they progress through middle and high school.

GEAR UP is a competitive...

M-A-P-2014

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...

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

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.

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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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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...

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