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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more
All sectors

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...

read more

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...

read more

More News

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....

read more
17 July 2014

The Detroit Community Based Research Program (DCBRP) cordially invites members of the university community and general public to the 2014 Detroit Community Based Resaerch Program Symposium, Friday, August 8, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the University of Michigan Detroit Center. This event includes complimentary admission and parking for all attendees.

The DCBRP places students with community based organizations in Detroit to work on...

read more
10 June 2014
2014 Concert of Colors - Wolverine Outdoor Stage

Artist and Scheduling Information for the Wolverine Outdoor Stage for the 22nd Annual Concert of Colors, July 12-13, 2014.

Saturday, July 12

8 p.m. - Lola Valley (Rock)
Lola Valley is an all women band conjuring a modern day, super-charged Billie Holiday squeezed through P-Funk and psychedelic rock to make a new Detroit soul. Transcending age, race and...

read more
23 June 2014

The University of Michigan Detroit Center is proud to announce Palencia Mobley as the 2014 Emerging Leader Award recipient. Open to the public, the award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, July 9 beginning at 6 p.m. Complimentary admission, parking and strolling dinner will be available for all attendees.

The 2014 Emerging Leader Award is granted to a native Detroiter and graduate of the University of Michigan who has made notable achievements in their field and has the potential...

read more