The Detroit Partnership
he Detroit Partnership (DP) is a student-run service learning organization at the University of Michigan that is dedicated to enacting positive change through partnerships between the Ann Arbor and Detroit communities. The Detroit Partnership works side by side with over thirty schools, non-profits, and churches in Detroit to fulfill its mission through diverse programs offering tutoring, youth mentoring, adult ESL, job preparation, neighborhood revitalization, and other services. The DP is especially well known for our two major events. In the fall we help organize the annual One Stop Shop Food and Clothing Drive, which last year provided Detroit residents with over $50,000 worth of food supplies and clothes, in addition to a resource fair advertising services such as free tax-filing help and foreclosure prevention assistance. Our yearly headlining event, Detroit Partnership Day, is held each spring. This event is a celebration of our relationships with partner organizations in the City of Detroit and is a day of service learning that involves over 1,000 UM students and community members. The DP is also committed to raising awareness on social issues pertaining to Detroit throughout campus. Our education team sponsors lectures, film viewings, discussions and more throughout the semester.