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June 18, 2018

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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.

March 27, 2018

U-M working to improve transit, ease poverty in Benton Harbor

Kenneth Gavin's memories of Benton Harbor in the 1970s include the good and the bad — particularly, the fond 1978 recollection of joining the church he would one day pastor.

They also include something more ominous: the opening of The Orchards Mall in Benton Township just a year later.

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.

January 17, 2017

U-M announces new investments in programs to fight poverty

One project involves alerting low-income homeowners about an exemption to reduce their high property taxes. Another effort employs health care workers in neighborhoods to help residents take better care of themselves.

October 5, 2016

President Schlissel lays out initiatives for U-M to tackle societal problems

Declaring the University of Michigan has "the talent to advance excellence and achieve impact at levels befitting both our legacy and our potential," President Mark Schlissel on Wednesday outlined initiatives that target issues ranging from poverty to academic innovation, and from sustainability to diversity.

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