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.
Energy-efficient lightbulbs are more expensive and less available in high-poverty urban areas than in more affluent locations, according to a new University of Michigan study conducted in Wayne County.
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.
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.
The obstacles to bringing retail businesses to Detroit's neighborhoods loom large, from dollars to build out shop space to safety issues.
New partnerships, programs to boost job opportunities, and raising public awareness about low-income families highlight the University of Michigan's first-year initiative to prevent and alleviate poverty.
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.
The crowd at Friday's Detroit Festival in Grand Circus Park sings "The Victors," accompanied by members of the Alumni Band.
The University of Michigan's upcoming Detroit Festival will honor the university's historical roots in Detroit as well as showcase its continuing commitment to the Motor City.
University of Michigan will move ahead with plans to purchase the remaining third of the Rackham Memorial building in Detroit, including a parking structure that is owned by the Rackham Engineering Foundation.
A new museum exhibition explores and celebrates the people and episodes connecting the University of Michigan and the city of Detroit, its birthplace 200 years ago.
President Mark Schlissel, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free Press editorial page editor, will join U-M and community leaders for a daylong exploration and presentation of research and learning practices taking place in and with Detroit.
The 1967 civil unrest in Detroit rocked the city, and its impact and legacy is still felt today.
Two centuries after its founding in Detroit, the university will celebrate its birthplace with a variety of bicentennial activities throughout 2017.
A recently discovered primary-source document providing new information about Detroit's early history is now part of the University of Michigan's William L. Clements Library collection.
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?
On the former sites of vacant Detroit homes, University of Michigan researchers and their partners have built innovative gardens that help manage stormwater while removing neighborhood blight.
Laura Vicinanza is using her analytic and research skills, sprinkled with Spanish dialogue, to give a voice to issues of importance to the Hispanic community in southwest Detroit.
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."
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.