The Office of Metropolitan Impact is instrumental in organizing SEMI Wild and its career and education pathway program that connects underrepresented youth to organizations like UM-Dearborn, the Detroit Zoological Society, Belle Isle Nature Center and others.
Grow an associate into a bachelor’s degree through a new tailored-to-you scholarship program that provides up to 60% tuition support for students participating in Futures for Frontliners or Michigan Reconnect.
OMI works with professors, organizations and communities to create change. Most recently, they worked with Associate Professor Yi-Su Chen and her COB students and Professor Jacob Napieralski and his CASL students.
The OMI staff is planning their 2021 Engagement Day — virtually, of course — and have good news about a post-graduate intern joining their team.
In this month’s OMI update, they share news about welcoming new team members and saying good bye to the Public Allies program.
OMI works with professors, organizations, communities to create change.
Office of Metropolitan Impact Director Tracy Hall and husband William have been together for more than 30 years. They always thought they were good together, and Michigan Medicine recently confirmed that they really are close to a perfect match.
UM-Dearborn educators are leading the way in creating pathways to opportunity for those with trauma exposure through a new promising approach.
News from the Office of Metropolitan Impact
Traffic congestion in cities is bad and getting worse. Master’s student Meigui Yu thinks part of the solution is rethinking how we use the curbside environment.
The Office of Metropolitan Impact hosted the fifth annual Engagement Day on Thursday; plus, learn more about the upcoming Poverty Simulations and Public Allies Metro Detroit's new newsletter.
The veteran community leader has been a pillar of Detroit’s food justice movement for two decades.
The event, which is a partnership between UM-Dearborn and Henry Ford College, included more than 20 volunteer sites throughout the metro area.
Two of the nine university-wide grants were given to UM-Dearborn initiatives.
These UM-Dearborn graduate students are working to close an important opportunity gap in STEAM education.
OMI Executive Director Tracy Hall and Social Work Assistant Professor Jessica Camp present on Healing Centered Restorative Engagement, the university celebrates Civic Engagement Week and Public Allies Metro Detroit welcomes a new group of allies and community organizations.
You want to motivate kids? And help spur change? UM-Dearborn doctoral education student says it starts with being real — even if that leads you to uncomfortable places.
UM-Dearborn faculty are helping a Detroit resident push his Green Energy Village concept — rows and rows of energy-generating wind-turbine and solar panel-equipped sculptures — to a near-reality on Detroit’s east side.
UM-Dearborn staff and students helped launch the pilot project that encourages healthy eating and seed saving.
The first round of 2018-2019 campus grants are now being accepted.
College of Arts, Sciences, & Letters associate professors Francine Banner and Lara Rusch are working on a publication to inform others in academia and in key legal and judicial positions about this successful alternative justice program.
Learn about the 2018 Seed Grant recipients and volunteer for Concert of Colors
Can young people’s dreams of higher education be ignited through near peer mentoring?
UM-Dearborn is named an inaugural member of a nationwide partnership for colleges and universities to collaborate with resources, intellect on how to best work in the communities they serve.
More than 300 campus and community partners strengthen connections at um3detroit.


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