Partnership Opportunities

University Community Partnerships (UCP) promotes university-community partnerships characterized by mutual benefits for all partners. Toward this end, the following organization has identified certain partnership opportunities:

Focus: HOPE

Opportunities for partnership exist around the following areas:

  • Service Learning
  • Student Internships and Placements
  • Faculty Research Partnerships
  • Development of Innovative Solutions to Pressing Social Problems

For more information, please contact:

Deborah E. Fisher, Manager Community and Economic Development
Phone: 313.494.4306


1355 Oakman Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan 48238-2849

Organizational Missional Statement

Recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person, we pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty and injustice. And to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust and affection. Black and white, yellow, brown and red from Detroit and its suburbs of every economic status, national origin and religious persuasion we join in this covenant.
Adopted March 8, 1968


  • To Educate for the Future
  • To Transform Communities
  • To Fight Hunger
  • To Promote Community Involvement

Current Initiatives by Goal

Educating for the Future

  • Skill Enrichment
  • Technology Certifications
  • Machinist Training
  • Engineering
  • Technology Degree
  • Manufacturing

Transforming Communities

  • HOPE Village
    • Family Learning Center
    • Schools of Excellence
    • Broadband Outreach
    • Youth Development
    • Community Revitalization
    • Safety Initiatives
    • Center for Children

Fighting Hunger

  • Food Program
    • Mothers and Children
    • Senior Citizens

Visit the Focus: HOPE website for more information.