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April 21, 2018

Detroit

April 19, 2018

Knight Foundation grant to help project amplify Detroit voices

To help Detroit leaders better craft programs and policies that respond to community needs, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $761,000 to help University of Michigan researchers collect and report Detroit residents' opinions on the city's most pressing and interesting policy issues.

April 10, 2018

Detroit's youth employment effort boosts education outcomes

Summer employment is typically expected to support youth development in work readiness and career aspirations, but there is reason to believe it may improve educational outcomes as well, a new University of Michigan study suggests.

March 19, 2018

U-M, Detroit work to boost economic mobility, fight poverty

The University of Michigan and the city of Detroit are joining forces to boost economic mobility and break the cycle of poverty in Detroit.

Under the four-year agreement, U-M will provide up to $500,000 in resources each year to support action-based partnerships that pair U-M experts with city leaders.

October 23, 2017

Detroit Connector to increase bus service's time and scope

The Detroit Connector, a University of Michigan bus service connecting the Ann Arbor campus to Detroit, will provide service seven days a week, starting Oct. 30, to U-M faculty, staff, students and, for the first time, the general public.

September 16, 2017

Detroit Festival

The crowd at Friday's Detroit Festival in Grand Circus Park sings "The Victors," accompanied by members of the Alumni Band.

January 22, 2016

Students compete to revitalize Tiger Stadium site for Detroit youth

The Detroit Police Athletic League and its partners have raised millions to convert the old Tiger Stadium into its headquarters and playing field space for local youths that the nonprofit group serves.

But how will it sustain funding in the years to come while including historical, community and youth development priorities?

June 11, 2015

U-M class teaching Detroiters how to buy, fix homes

Peter Allen, who has shared his real estate investing strategies with more than 3,500 U-M students since 1981, turns his attention to Detroit, which he calls "one of the most undervalued big cities in the world with billions of dollars of real estate opportunity."

June 10, 2015

U-M, MEDC launch crowdfunding effort for Detroit maker space

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. have launched a new campaign to help transform a vacant Detroit building into a place where youth and adults can build their creative making skills and incubate business ideas.

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