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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19 December 2016

In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, visit the University of Michigan Detroit Center and participate in a series of inspiring and educational events beginning at 10 a.m., Monday, January 16 with free admission and parking in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra structure for all attendees.

A simulcast of the 2017 Annual Martin Luther King Day Symposium keynote program will take place in the Ann Arbor room of the Detroit Center from 10 - 11:30 a.m. ...

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08 December 2016

The University of Michigan Detroit Center, in compliance with the University-wide season and holiday break schedule, will be closed beginning Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Tuesday, January 2, 2017.

The University of Michigan Detroit Center will re-open on Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at 8 a.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Detroit Center: (313) 593-3584 or DetroitCenter@umich.edu

30 November 2016
Sounds of the Season 2016

Join us for our popular seasonal program for Metro Detroit seniors - Sounds of the Season, from 10 AM - 2 PM, Friday, December 9. The program includes a free holiday concert, luncheon, a special gift and validated parking in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra parking structure. 

Among the musical guests, the holiday concert will feature veteran performer Brent Darvin Vance. Brent has entertained throughout the United States and Europe with stops in Los...

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30 November 2016
44th Noel Night

For the 6th year, the Detroit Center will open its doors for Midtown's Noel Night from 5:00 - 9:00 PM, Saturday, December 3. Activities include facility tours, children's activities, and refreshments - hot chocolate, coffee and holiday cookies. Attendees will also have an opportunity to view the current Monts Hall Gallery exhibit, Jazz in Detroit Before Motown: A...

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03 November 2016

The film Generation Startup, directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, captures the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. The screening of this provocative movie will be held at the Detroit Center from 7-9:15 p.m., Wednesday, November 16. The 90-minute documentary will be followed by a discussion about the film and the issues it raises about entrepreneurship and...

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