Projects

TFA-2014

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 toTeach for America. During the application and interview process...

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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

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....

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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** 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...

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** 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...

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