Center for Social Impact Challenge Cultivates Practical Skills and Insight to Tackle Complex Social Challenges
Striving to implement transformational social change, the University of Michigan’s Center for Social Impact has encouraged students to find innovative ways to positively impact the city of Detroit.
Founded in 2010, the Michigan Engineering Zone (MEZ) – located just down the hall from the Detroit Center – provides Detroit middle and high school students with the knowledge and tools to succeed in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.
For students at Cass Technical High School in Detroit who are interested in the medical field, the Doctors of Tomorrow (DoT) program provides mentorship, knowledge and experience that prepares them for a future in healthcare.
For students wishing to become further engaged with the city of Detroit, the University of Michigan offers the LSA Semester in Detroit program, a semester-long residence in the city of Detroit with academic study and a community-based internship.
The Detroit Partnership provides University of Michigan students with opportunities to volunteer in Detroit through weekly programs and the university’s largest service-learning event, Detroit Partnership Day.