UM-Dearborn publicly launched Public Allies Metro Detroit last fall as it looks to develop the next generation of regional leaders and increase college accessibility. The ceremony took place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
“Public Allies is a signature component of the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s commitment to the Detroit metropolitan region,” said Ismael Ahmed, associate provost for metropolitan impact. “The university continues to partner with communities throughout southeast Michigan to cultivate regional leaders and enhance pathways to post-secondary education.”
The inaugural class of 28 participants—called Allies—will partner with local nonprofit and civic organizations on leadership development opportunities throughout the next 10 months. Their work will focus on regional goals including economic development and civic infrastructure.