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.
Top priorities of the partnership for U-M include:
- Removing barriers to employment for city residents including transportation.
- Leveraging U-M resources to enhance Detroit initiatives.
- Providing research and analysis to build on current programs and pilot new ones.
- Tracking and evaluating progress to measure overall impact of Detroit initiatives.