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Detroit Partnership and the University of Michigan

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.

Eye On Detroit: Automation Apocalypse

The world of work is changing dramatically. Robots and algorithms are projected to take over many jobs humans currently have. As this scenario plays out the City of Detroit is challenged by a skills gap in the current workforce. Join us as we discuss the options and opportunities for Detroiters to gain the skills of the future and the challenges facing the City in providing the necessary training.

Qualcomm opens Thinkabit Lab in UM Detroit Center

Qualcomm Inc. will open its new Thinkabit Lab in the Michigan Engineering Zone in Detroit at a private event Thursday afternoon.
In collaboration with the University of Michigan College of Engineering, the program’s goal is to help close the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills gap. Officials expect the initiative to reach 1,500 Detroit-area high school students in its first year before expanding to reach 3,000 middle and high school students annually.

Support the Detroit Center this Giving Blueday

The Detroit Center is home to 18 University community partnerships in arts and culture, education, medical research, public health, service learning, social work, and urban planning. Help support the University of Michigan experience in Detroit by donating this Giving Blueday, Tuesday, November 28.