Ford School Towsley Policymaker in Residence Abdul El-Sayed discusses reproductive and birth justice with Co-founder of Birth Detroit and Birth Center Equity, and former Deputy Director of the Detroit Health Department, Leseliey Welch.
A discussion with Ja'Bree J.A. Harris, Civic Engagement Manager for Detroit Action, where he has the opportunity to engage in the political process to craft policy to fight injustice and promote equity.
Join us for a discussion with Cecilia Muñoz about her new book, More than Ready: Be Strong and Be You . . . and Other Lessons for Women of Color on the Rise, moderated by Ford School professor Celeste Watkins-Hayes.
Safiya Merchant (MPP ‘21) examined one issue while at the City of Detroit Housing and Revitalization Department: How to design an inclusive community that preserves affordable housing and improves the quality of life for the most vulnerable even i
Eli Gold (MPP/MS ‘22) made a difference with Detroit-based Soulidarity, to help the people of Highland Park recover their street lights and have safer neighborhoods (and he made a true pitch for funding!)
With an emphasis on minority and women-owned businesses, the University of Michigan’s Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurship Project brings together students and faculty from across campus to provide comprehensive services to entrepreneurs in the M
Join the Program in Practical Policy Engagement as we host Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield and Detroit Health Department Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair for a discussion and updates on how COVID-19 is impacting Metro
Students conducted relevant policy research, engaged with the community, and provided recommendations to aid with current legislative initiatives for non-profilt Detroit Hives as part of their Practical Community Learning Project (PCLP)..
Avril Prakash (MPP/MBA '21) discusses her experience working for General Motors in Detroit in their Energy and Environment Team under the Public Policy Center and how her experience has deepened her passion for ensuring equal opportunity in this d
Jonatan Martinez (MPP '20) describes his internship with the LEAN Team at the Mayor's Office in Detroit, and explains how his own background has sparked his devotion to breaking the cycle of poverty and serving his community.
Gerson Ramirez (MPP '20) speaks about his experience working for Detroit Public Schools Community District and his passion for helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed in their education.
Learn how the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project is an interdisciplinary, action-based learning experience that pairs U-M students with entrepreneurs as they open or are in the early days of operating neighborhood-based small businesses.
Jeff Donofrio, Executive Director of Workforce Development for the city of Detroit leads a discussion about current workforce development strategies and future directions of work and Michigan’s workforce.
Ford School faculty member Gretchen Whitmer opens her class to the community & welcomes special guests Judge Steven W. Rhodes, Judge Gerald E. Rosen, Judge Mike Gadola, Sen. Randy Richardville, Chad Livengood, & Rep. Tommy Stallworth.