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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11 June 2015

With the summer art exhibition season in full swing, the University of Michigan Detroit Center is proud to present “The Artistry of Timothy Orikri,” a brilliant collection of diverse pieces at Monts Hall with an opening reception on Friday, July 17, from 6-8 p.m. As a bonus to the evening event, Mr. Orikri will provide a brief talk on his creative process and artworks at 7 p.m.. Light refreshments and complimentary parking will also be available for the reception.

Orikri carefully...

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08 July 2015

The University of Michigan Detroit Center will honor Shawn Blanchard as the recipient of the 2015 Emerging Leader Award. The award ceremony will be held on Thursday, July 23 from 6-8 p.m. in the Ann Arbor Room and is open to the general public. Guests for this third annual event will receive...

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11 June 2015


Annamaria Austin – 1 p.m. (R&B)
Local artist Annamaria Austin has toured with the historic Kentucky State University Concert Choir. After spending time as a featured vocalist with Detroit rappers Jae Retch and Kid Tef, Annamaria steps into the spotlight as a solo artist. With her powerful vocals and inspiring sound, Annamaria makes the stage come alive. 

Muruga and the Cosmic...

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17 June 2015

In this episode of Detroit Discussions, Mike Morland sits down with singer/songwriter Alyssa Simmons to discuss her upcoming Concert of Colors performance on the Wolverine Outdoor Stage. Alyssa recently released her fourth studio album, "Now Or Never" in November 2014 and has generated more than 230,000 views on YouTube.

15 June 2015

In this episode of Detroit Discussions, host Mike Morland sits down with Dyrel Johnson of the band HotSauce to discuss their upcoming performance at the Concert of Colors. Formed in 2001, Detroit R&B band HotSauce was built around the concept of pushing the boundaries of today’s Top 40 sound. Influenced by the legendary band, Earth Wind & Fire and pop superstar Prince, HotSauce serves up inspirational vocals and memorable melodies at shows across the country.