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Bohnett Fellows create impact in the City of Detroit

Jan 26, 2023
Each year, the Ford School’s David Bohnett Foundation Leadership and Public Service Fellowship provides three talented master’s students with tuition support, health care, and a funded internship with the City of Detroit. Last summer, 2021 Bohnett...
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El-Sayed appointed as Wayne County health director

Dec 5, 2022
Last week, Wayne County tapped Abdul El-Sayed, Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence, to take over as health director in March, and, in the meantime, serve as a project consultant for its Health, Human & Veterans Services Department.  "But...
In the Media

Steep drop in Detroit housing units seems 'quite implausible' - Farley

Sep 23, 2022 Bridge Detroit
Census data shows that more Detroiters own homes than are renting. But, Ren Farley, lecturer at the Ford School, says that data could be flawed due to an undercount in Detroit.  “(Hurricane) Katrina didn’t come through Detroit,” Farley said....
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Branche-Wilson breaks down DMACS findings about financial health

Sep 12, 2022 Michigan Radio
A Detroit Metro Area Communities Study found that many Detroiters would struggle if faced with a $400 emergency. Afton Branche-Wilson, assistant director of community initiatives at Poverty Solutions, helped Michigan Radio summarize the...
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Kleinman weighs in on Detroit ShotSpotter debate

Sep 8, 2022 Axios
As the Detroit City Council debates expanding ShotSpotter, a tool that identifies the sound of gunshots, Molly Kleinman, managing director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program, weighed in. "There are things they could be doing...
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Amplifying youth voices to drive change in Detroit

Sep 7, 2022
Imagine, summer vacation is coming to an end and you must start school next week, but you haven’t been able to shower in a week. Would you be able to focus on school? That was the question posed by a group of teens and young adults advocating for...
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Stamps students join Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project

Jul 12, 2022
Students from the University of Michigan's Penny Stamps School of Art and Design spent a part of their summer in the city of Detroit, gaining valuable experience as interns in the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) + Impact Studio for...
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DNEP +ISLB intern, Samantha Lang, shares experience

Jun 1, 2022
Throughout my life, I never thought of myself as a numbers person. Yet, with my goal being to pursue consulting after I receive my Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from the Ford School, I knew I wanted (and needed) to improve that “not a numbers...
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Faculty findings, spring 2022

May 31, 2022
Economic and social impact of religious festivals In Mexico, “patron saint day” festivals are often local public holidays and involve substantial financial expenditures by households and governments. Festival dates vary greatly across localities:...
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DMACS: Detroiters' financial recovery from COVID mixed

May 29, 2022 Axios Detroit
The economic recovery form the COVID-19 recession has been mixed for residents of Detroit, Axios reports, based on a recent Detroit Metro Area Communities Study survey. Axios quoted Lydia Wileden, a research associate who co-wrote the report, who...