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Metropolitan Impact

News from the Office of Metropolitan Impact: Youth programming, Metro Detroit Nature Network and Leadership Academy

Youth Programming at Osborn High School The Office of Metropolitan Impact (OMI) is partnering with the Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO) and Osborn High School on Detroit’s east side. OMI is an NSO subcontractor on a U.S. Department of Labor grant awarded to NSO by the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation to more »

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Collaborative COB, CASL major seeing growth, student success

When Christina Petricca started her social work-focused internship, the senior expected to use the skills she’s learned in her behavioral sciences courses. But what Petricca—who is a first responder intern at Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensics Examiners (WC SAFE), a nonprofit aiding domestic violence and sexual assault survivors—didn’t realize was more »

UM-Dearborn student groups help ‘Give-Back,’ evaluate nonprofit

Joe Alcodray—who founded the Give-Back Project, which collects and distributes travel-sized toiletries to homeless shelters—wanted to get advice on how to improve his nonprofit organization. Alcodray has a few boxes around the Metro Detroit area to collect hotel toiletries people bring home from travels. Once every two months, he transports more »

Doctoral student Rashid Faisal uses bicentennial grant to connect grade school students to engineer Cornelius Langston Henderson

Darnell Cobb-Spears and Khamari Bell stood confidently behind their presentation table at UM-Dearborn’s Engagement Day earlier this year. Like most of the other presenters that day, they had prepared eye-catching visual aids and talking points on their research subject. “Have you heard of Cornelius Langston Henderson?” Cobb-Spears asked as attendees more »