Our Programs

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 only register for one program.

cesar chavez academy

Detroit Cesar Chavez Academy is a K-12 public charter school in Detroit, Michigan. It is operated by The Leona Group, an operator of charter schools in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, and Ohio. Volunteers will be doing elementary school tutoring. Please contact this program’s Community Coordinator, Lilly, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

 volunteer coordinator


Lilly Bentley

eben@umich.edu

Thursday

2:00 - 6:30pm

 

St. Vincent's Sarah Fisher center

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 Community Coordinator, Sanjay, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

 volunteer coordinator

Sanjay Balijepali

balijesa@umich.edu

Monday

2:30 - 6:30pm

Noble elementary

Noble Elementary is a Pre-K to 8 school. Volunteers will be working consistently with the same class every week and help tutoring students.

Please contact this program’s Community 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

11:30 am - 3:00 pm

 

Detroit public schools community district

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 Community Coordinators, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

volunteer coordinator


Julia Ford

julford@umich.edu

Monday

3:00 - 7:00pm

 

center for success

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 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 Community Coordinators, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program. 

Volunteer Coordinator


Zahra Qazi

queenz@umich.ed

Tuesday

3:30 - 7:30pm

Deepthi Devireddy

deepthid@umich.edu

Monday

3:30 - 7:30 pm

 

Harm’s Elementary

Please contact this program’s Community Coordinator, Jessica Lee jesjlee@umich.edu, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

Volunteer Coordinator


Jessica Lee

jesjlee@umich.edu

Wednesday

2:45 - 6:00pm

 

Racquet up detroit

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 Community Coordinators, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

Volunteer coordinator


Katharine Smyth

kosmyth@umich.edu

Tuesday

3:00 - 7:30pm

Brianna Bigelow

bbigelo@umich.edu

Wednesday

3:00 - 7:30pm

 

Crossroads

Crossroads is a social service outreach agency with two locations in Detroit. Founded in 1971, Crossroads exists to support the community at large by providing emergency assistance, advocacy, and counseling to anyone in need. This semester, volunteers will be working closely with the staff at Crossroads as social counselors and offering assistance to the staff. Mandatory orientation to become a social counselor for this program is on September 21st. Please contact this program’s Community Coordinators, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

Volunteer coordinators


Marie White

mariekw@umich.edu

Friday

12:30 - 4:30pm

Ben Fu

benfu@umich.edu

Friday

12:30 - 4:30pm

 

sdm2

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 Community Coordinators, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

Volunteer Coordinators


Kriti Babu

babukrit@umich.edu

Wednesday

4:00 - 8:00pm 

Claire Mechler

mechler@umich.edu

Thursday

3:00 - 7:00pm

 

priest elementary school

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 program volunteer coordinators for more information.

 Volunteer coordinator


Arushi Mahajan

arushim@umich.edu

Wednesday

1:30 - 4:45pm

Riya Kumar

riyak@umich.edu

Thursday

2:00 - 4:30pm

 

downtown boxing gym (Full)

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 Community Coordinator Nico, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.!

 Volunteer coordinator


Nico Ceniza

nceniza@umich.edu

Friday

3:00 - 7:00pm