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!

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

Volunteer Coordinator

Soumya Kulkarni

ksoumya@umich.edu

Monday

4:15 - 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 Community Coordinators, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

Volunteer Coordinator

Katherine Smyth

kosmyth@umich.edu

Tuesday

3:00 - 7:30pm

Brianna Bigelow

bbigelo@umich.edu

Wednesday

3-7:30 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 Community Coordinators, if you have questions about this program or volunteering in a Detroit Partnership weekly program.

Volunteer Coordinator

Tejal Patel

tejalp@umich.edu

Wednesday

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.

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

 Volunteer Coordinator

Maria Hill-Carruthers

mhillcar@umich.edu

Friday

3:00 - 7:00pm

 

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.

Volunteer Coordinator

Nicholas Hoffman

hoffnick@umich.edu

Tuesday

3:30-6:30pm