U-M, Detroit work to boost economic mobility

March 19, 2018 0:00:00
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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. Part of the funding will create a new position -- assistant director of economic mobility -- to support the collaboration, said H. Luke Shaefer, director of Poverty Solutions, an initiative heading the effort at U-M. Read more: https://poverty.umich.edu/news-events/news/u-m-detroit-work-to-boost-economic-mobility/