Community Partner Resources
The Office of Community-Engaged Learning (OCEL) is your connection to innovative engagement for the University and our surrounding community. Through strategic community partnering, research opportunities, programming opportunities, paid and unpaid internships and work-study opportunities, university faculty and students are helping to co-create tomorrow’s greater Detroit – today. OCEL is here to help community partners identify UM-Dearborn campus resources that best address their needs.
Ypsi Farmers & Gardeners Oral History Project
Join Professor Finn Bell and food growers from Ypsilanti for the launch of their Oral History Project, held at the Ypsilanti District Library.
November Lights: Presentations of Learning, Nov. 9th, 2023 at the Rackham Building
This event will showcase research and creative projects focused on Detroit by involving faculty and students from Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses along with community partners.
Who's Your Neighbor? October 28th, 2023 at the Hannan Center
The second community dialogue as part of the Art and Agency: Taking it to the Street workshop series.
Who's Your Neighbor? September 23rd, 2023, at the U-M Detroit Center
A community dialogue as part of the Art and Agency: Taking it to the Street workshop series.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Projects
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) let you visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data to reveal spatial relationships, patterns, and trends, which in turn help to inform organizational policy and decision making. GIS technology is also particularly informative for asset mapping, needs assessments, and visualizing equity issues.
One of the many ways that the Office of Community Engaged Learning supports community partners is by connecting them to GIS technology. The office works to increase GIS Academic Service Learning courses, support GIS student group projects, and place student GIS internships within community organizations.