Three University of Michigan faculty members are part of a team that won an international design competition that will unite 12 cultural and educational institutions located in Detroit’s Midtown, and change the way visitors and Detroiters experience the area.
The only way to break the cycle of poverty is to get people into jobs, but that’s harder than it sounds, said Mike Duggan, Detroit’s mayor and a University of Michigan alumnus.
Keeping with the University of Michigan’s commitment to integrate and strengthen engagement efforts in the city of Detroit, the university recently established the Detroit Advisory Group and named a new special adviser on Detroit engagement.
A growing partnership on economic mobility with the city of Detroit, a new collaboration with Harvard University, community voices, policy impact and student engagement are highlighted in the University of Michigan’s Poverty Solutions Impact Report.
When Craig Wilkins looked out into the audience during his team’s presentation at the Detroit Institute of Arts on Wednesday, he was happy to see many of his University of Michigan students in the crowd.
The Institute for Social Research at U-M has received a $3.5 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging to extend the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research.
Kimberly Dowdell can still remember the finer details of her two childhood homes in Detroit.
The University of Michigan launches a new website today that captures the engagement of its faculty, students, staff and alumni in Detroit.
The University of Michigan and Harvard University are forming two new partnerships designed to spur economic mobility and reduce poverty in Detroit, as well as combine resources and expertise in response to the national opioid crisis.
The Graham Sustainability Institute has awarded more than $200,000 to support three sustainability-related research projects in Puerto Rico and Michigan.
U-M researchers gain Knight Foundation grant to 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.
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.