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

flyer for the launch of the ypsi farmers and gardeners oral history project on december 14th

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

flyer for november lights presentation of learning event nov. 9th at the detroit center

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

flyer for who's your neighbor? event on october 23rd at the hannan center in Detroit

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 flyer of "who's your neighbor?" from 4-7 pm on september 23rd at the UM 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.

OMI Campus Resource Partnership Opportunities

Office of Community-Engaged Learning

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4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128
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