Poverty Solutions

  1. September 12, 2018

    U-M, Harvard partner to address economic mobility, opioid crisis

    U-M and Harvard are forming two new partnerships to spur economic mobility and reduce poverty in Detroit, and to combine resources and expertise in response to the national opioid crisis.

  2. April 19, 2018

    Knight Foundation grant to help project amplify Detroit voices

    The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded $761,000 to help U-M researchers collect and report Detroit residents’ opinions on pressing and interesting policy issues.

  3. April 5, 2018

    Michigan schoolchildren facing high rates of homelessness

    A U-M analysis of new data released by Michigan’s Department of Education shows dramatic disparities in educational outcomes for students experiencing homelessness.

  4. March 27, 2018

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

    Researchers at U-M are looking to help Benton Harbor-area officials improve and streamline the transportation services that could help residents escape poverty.

  5. March 19, 2018

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

    The university and the city of Detroit are joining forces on a four-year agreement to boost economic mobility and break the cycle of poverty in Detroit. 

  6. January 30, 2018

    Report recaps Poverty Solutions’ first year, lists 2018 projects

    New partnerships, programs to boost job opportunities, and raising public awareness about low-income families highlight U-M’s first-year initiative to prevent and alleviate poverty.

  7. January 17, 2018

    U-M seeks positions to help area youths develop work experience

    The university is seeking temporary positions in units across campus for its summer program that pairs Wasthenaw County youths with faculty and staff to help them gain work experience, mentorship and life skills.

  8. January 3, 2018

    New map offers snapshot of poverty, well-being in Michigan

    A new map developed by U-M’s Poverty Solutions initiative streamlines data about poverty and well-being, making it easier to understand what’s happening in Michigan counties.

  9. August 14, 2017

    Youth employment program offers mentors, life skills

    Forty area youths are working in departments across campus this summer as part of U-M’s Summer Youth Employment Program, spearheaded by the university’s Poverty Solutions initiative.

  10. March 20, 2017

    U-M seeks participation in summer youth employment program

    U-M will pilot a summer employment program to pair economically disadvantaged youth with faculty and staff to help them gain work experience, mentorship and life skills training.