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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29 July 2015

How do you summarize all the fantastic programs, initiatives and experiences that occur at the Detroit Center each day? Find out in just 60 seconds.

10 August 2015

Beginning Friday, October 9, the University of Michigan Detroit Center kicks off its inaugural Friday Fall Film Series (F3S) with this year’s theme, “My Detroit.” The focus for the 2015 series is to examine, explore and challenge what Detroit means to people as individuals and as part of a larger community.

In this four-part series, each film aims to highlight the diversity, opportunity, resurgence and love that embody the spirit of Detroit. With the city serving as...

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02 September 2015

In observance of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the University of Michigan Detroit Center will be closed beginning Thursday, September 3 at 5 p.m. through Monday, September 7. The Detroit Center will re-open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8.

11 September 2015

With the fall exhibition underway, the University of Michigan Detroit Center presents the opening reception program "Werk, Slay, and Snatch: New Black Queer Medias,” on September 25 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Open to the general public, this event includes complimentary admission, parking in the DSO structure behind our building, and light refreshments.

“Werk, Slay, and Snatch: New Black Queer Medias” features an engaging discussion on the image of African Americans in popular...

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04 August 2015

For decades jazz has played an integral part in Detroit’s musical scene. From the roaring twenties through the turn of the 21st century, this genre has continuously influenced the city’s evolving landscape.

After nearly a century of cultural influence, the University of Michigan Detroit Center invites you to find out how jazz still plays an active and impactful role in Detroit’s community.

On Thursday, August 27 from 6:30 – 8 p.m., the U-M Detroit Center is proud to present, “...

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