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 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...

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