Our Programs

A weekly program is a weekly commitment to the community. This is a great way to gain consistent volunteering and community outreach experiences. Times listed include travel time, and transportation is provided! Please use a computer to sign-up for programs! The formatting is not compatible for cell phones.

Our weekly programs for Fall 2019 are now OPEN:

 

St. Vincent's Sarah Fisher Center (Fall 2019)

Located in southeastern Detroit, St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center provides educational programs, basic skill building and learning enhancement for at-risk children and adults. The program is designed to build self-sufficiency skills for academic and employment success, personal achievement and dignity. Through this program, you will spend time changing the lives of families through education. You will spend time helping kids with their school work and providing insight about life as a college student. Please contact this program’s Volunteer Coordinator, Madison, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

Volunteer Coordinator

Madison Walker

madwalk@umich.edu

Wednesday

2:30-6:30pm

 

Center for Success (Fall 2019)

The Center for Success Network is a nonprofit organization committed to impacting youth in underserved areas through education and exposure to social interactions and activities. Their goal is to interface with thousands of kids each week, connecting with local public and charter schools to find students who are in high need of their literacy and mentoring programs. The centers help alleviate the adverse effects of poor educational systems and expand student opportunities for success. Please contact this program’s Volunteer Coordinators if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program. 

Volunteer Coordinators

Soumya Kulkarni

ksoumya@umich.edu

Monday

4:15-7:30pm

Tyler Firestone

tfire@umich.edu

Tuesday

4:30-7:30pm

 

Racquet Up Detroit (Fall 2019)

Volunteer to tutor middle school students in various subjects such as math and creative writing at Racquet Up Detroit! Racquet Up is an after school program that consists of squash practices and academic tutoring for a group of students in the Detroit Public School System. Volunteers will also have the chance to arrange lessons and activities based on their interests and potentially learn about Squash from the students themselves! No experience or prior knowledge of squash necessary! Please contact this program’s Volunteer Coordinators if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

Volunteer Coordinators

Katharine Smyth

kosmyth@umich.edu

Tuesday

3:00-7:30pm

Brianna Bigelow

bbigelo@umich.edu

Wednesday

3:00-7:30 pm

 

Detroit Public Schools Community District (Fall 2019)

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers program provides academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children. For more detailed description of their project, please check out https://www.goaldetroit.org/. Please contact this program’s Volunteer Coordinators if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

Volunteer Coordinators

Tejal Patel

tejalp@umich.edu

Wednesday

3:00-7:00 pm

Sayhaan Goraya

sayhaang@umich.edu

Friday

3:00-7:00pm

 

Alternatives for Girls (Fall 2019)

Alternatives for Girls is an organization that helps homeless and high-risk young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy, and exploitation. The organization helps them explore and access the support, resources, and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices in their lives. We will be volunteering at their after school program by providing assistance with workshops that promote healthy behaviors and help the girls take the necessary steps to continue their education and personal growth. This program is focused on helping young women overcome barriers that commonly prevent students from achieving their academic goals. Please contact this program’s Volunteer Coordinator, Marie, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

Volunteer Coordinator

Marie White

mariekw@umich.edu

Wednesday

4:00-7:30pm

 

Downtown Boxing Gym (Fall 2019)

Downtown Boxing Gym is a program that not only captures its students through boxing and athletics, but also fosters an environment fundamental for learning. As volunteers, no knowledge about boxing is required! Just be ready to either assist with homework or engage students in additional activities – including playing soccer or other sports. Please contact this program’s Volunteer Coordinators if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program!

Volunteer Coordinators

 Maria Hill-Carruthers

mhillcar@umich.edu

Friday

3:00-7:00pm

Nico Ceniza

nceniza@umich.edu

Thursday

3:30-7:30pm

 

Redford Brightmoor Initiative (Fall 2019)

Work with community members on computer skills including internet use, Microsoft office, resume writing, and homework. This program needs help assisting those without access to computers in basic computing and children and young adults with homework. Please contact this program’s Volunteer Coordinator, Nicholas, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program!

Volunteer Coordinator

Nicholas Hoffman

hoffnick@umich.edu

Tuesday

3:30-6:30pm

 

Harm’s Elementary (Fall 2019)

Volunteer to tutor elementary school students in various subjects such as math or reading. Please contact this program’s Volunteer Coordinator, Cathy, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

Volunteer Coordinator

Cathy Daniel

cathydan@umich.edu

Tuesday

2:30-6:30pm

 

Brilliant Detroit (Fall 2019)

In 2015, Brilliant Detroit was created to provide a radically new approach to kindergarten readiness in neighborhoods. Brilliant Detroit homes provide holistic services for kids 0-8 predicated on evidence-based programs around health, family support, and education. Brilliant Detroit, a non-profit that establishes community homes around Detroit to create kid success neighborhoods. Tutors meet with their student (K-3) for two hours a week to play literacy games and read. Please contact this program’s Volunteer Coordinator, Derek, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

Volunteer Coordinator

Derek Ge

derekjge@umich.edu

Tuesday

3:30-7:30pm

 

Priest Elementary (Fall 2019)

Work in 6th and 7th classrooms assisting teachers in classroom management and working directly with the students on classwork. We will mostly be working with students on basic middle school math skills. Come join the welcoming and diverse community of Priest! Please contact this program’s Volunteer Coordinator, Jabir, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

Volunteer Coordinator

Jabir Ahmed

jabira@umich.edu

Friday

1:15-4:30pm

 

SDM2 (Fall 2019)

SDM2 gives the youth of Detroit a safe, welcoming, and easily accessible space. We will provide necessary resources such as tutoring and mentorship that allows middle to high school kids to succeed. Volunteers are able to work both in large groups or one-on-one with kids of a variety of ages and in a variety of subjects. Please contact this program’s Volunteer Coordinator, Lilly, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

Volunteer Coordinator

Lilly Bentley

eben@umich.edu

Wednesday

4:00-7:30pm

 

Durfee Elementary (Fall 2019)

Durfee is a K to 8 school. Volunteers will be working with students in a 3rd grade English class. Please contact this program’s Volunteer Coordinator, Robby, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

Volunteer Coordinator

Robby Bernstein

robberns@umich.edu

Thursday

11:15-1:45pm