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
U-M Projects in Detroit
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
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
Beyond the Ivory Tower Series: Building the Engagement Dossier for Teaching - Talk and Workshop for Graduate Students
Do your teaching objectives include encouraging students to situate their classroom learning within larger social issues, and further social justice inquiry through engagement in and with distinct communities?
Find out how you can get involved in Detroit from a variety of Detroit-based organizations and campus programs, hear from students about their experiences and advice for Detroit engagement, and get information about possible funding opportunities.
Registration is now open for the MDetroit Student Service Workshop III, held at the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100), 913 S. University in Ann Arbor from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Tuesday, March 21.
This workshop is open to all U-M...read more
Family Literacy Night
Monday, January 23 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Join Dr. Raven Jones Stanbrough for Family Literacy Night on Monday, January 23 from 5:30-7:00 PM. The evening will focus on literacy games for K-12 students and their families. Besides the games, the evening will feature free giveaways, refreshments and more.
RSVP at https://goo.gl/yyh1nq
Food Literacy Course Lecture - A Live...read more
The Charles H. Wright Museum exhibit, "Jazz in Detroit Before Motown: A Photographic History" will be available for public viewing in the Monts Hall Gallery during regular Detroit Center hours: 8 AM - 7 PM, Monday - Thursday; 8 AM - 5 PM, Friday & Saturday from November 28, 2016 thru January 31, 2017. Validated parking is available in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra structure for gallery visitors. The exhibit is based on the book, Before Motown...read more