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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17 June 2016

Nearly 100 academics and community organization practitioners from 55 university and non-profit organizations attended the symposium, “Beyond the Ivory Tower: Co-Creating Community-University Partnerships That Work.” The conference was held June 6-7, 2016 at the University of Michigan Detroit Center as the final event of their 10th Anniversary programming. Besides the University of Michigan, advisors for the planning of the symposium involved scholars and administrators from Loyola Marymount...

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30 June 2016

Visit the Detroit Center for the Launch of Detroit City Study, a new co-learning space for city students and community members, hosted at the University of Michigan Detroit Center, this summer. The Launch Party Open House will take place Thursday, July 7, from 5-7 p.m. in the Monts Hall Gallery.

Detroit City Study is a new co-...

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18 March 2016

The University of Michigan Detroit Center is proud to announce the 4th Annual U-M Detroiter Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

This year’s inductees include Tonya Allen, Community Advocate; Daniel Okrent, Author and Journalist; and Dudley Randall, Poet and Publisher.

The University of Michigan Detroiter Hall of Fame honors the distinguished career...

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23 May 2016

The University of Michigan Detroit Center follows the official University academic calendar and will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day. Please see below for the complete list of hours over the holiday weekend. 


  • Friday, May 27: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 28: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 29: Closed
  • Monday, May 30: Closed
  • Tuesday, May 31: open for normal business; 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
27 April 2016

The summer art exhibition season kicks off in Monts Hall on Friday, May 6 with the show, “Award Winners and Selected Works of the 21st Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners.”

The exhibit, which runs through May 28, features the works of current and formerly incarcerated adults and youth to strengthen the community through creative expression. Beginning in 1996, this annual exhibition features artwork by prisoners in the state of Michigan and aims to shed light on talents found...

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