U-M, Detroit work to boost economic mobility

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.

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