U-M Projects in Detroit


The Semester in Detroit (SID) mission is to engage U-M undergraduates in substantive, sustained and reciprocal relationships with the people and communities of the City of Detroit.  During the winter and spring semesters, the SID program partners with more than 20 different community organizations, civic leaders and small businesses to create a project-driven experience. Since its inception, Semester in Detroit has created and maintained reciprocal relationships with over 50 Detroit...

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The Technical Assistance Center (TAC) is the community practice arm of the U-M School of Social Work taking theory to action at the neighborhood level. The Center is dedicated to establishing and promoting socially just communities, and deploys its interventions to support Detroit residents and stakeholders as they work to strengthen and improve their neighborhoods. Since 2006, the TAChas partnered with the Skillman Foundation in a neighborhood-based children's...

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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 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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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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08 September 2014

“Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” is a four-part video series made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is locally sponsored by the Detroit Public Library and University of Michigan Detroit Center.

In addition to the screening of “Freedom Riders” (September 13; 1-4:30 p.m.) and “Slavery by Another Name...

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16 September 2014

On Tuesday, September 23, the University of Michigan Libraries presents the Film Forward screening of "Valentine Road," at the University of Michigan Detroit Center.

About Valentine Road: In February 2008, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney shot and killed fellow classmate Lawrence King at point-blank range in computer class at E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard, California. Lawrence King, an eighth student who was openly exploring his sexual identity, had...

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13 August 2014
Elements of Live Jazz

Have you ever wondered what makes jazz such a great experience live? From the musician’s facial cues to the evolution of live jazz events, the University of Michigan Detroit Center invites you to come find out what makes the live jazz experience unlike any other genre of music.

On Tuesday, August 26 from 7 – 8:30 p.m., the U-M Detroit Center is proud to present, “Elements of Live Jazz.” Open to the general public, this...

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28 August 2014

The University of Michigan Detroit Center follows the official University academic calendar and will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observance of Labor Day. Please see below for the complete list of hours over the holiday weekend.

  • Saturday, August 30: Closed
  • Sunday, August 31: Closed
  • Monday, September 1: Closed
  • Tuesday, September 2: open for normal business, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
22 July 2014

Some people say there’s nothing better than sitting down with a good book. The Ginsberg Center at the University of Michigan is building on that very idea by joining the “Little Free Library” movement. 

The Ginsberg Center's Little Free Library is part of a national movement to foster a sense of community and promote a love of reading....

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