As part of our mission, CEAL works with undergraduates, staff, faculty, and graduate students as well as existing engaged academic learning programs, including those listed below:
The Young People's Project in Mathematics
A multiple-site program, YPP uses math literacy to develop the abilities of elementary through high school students to succeed in school and in life, and in doing so involves them in efforts to eliminate institutional obstacles to their success.
Arts of Citizenship
Located in the Rackham School of Graduate Studies, Arts of Citizenship helps University of Michigan graduate students develop collaborative projects with community partners that address real-world challenges and enhance students' professional development.
The Michigan Community Scholars Program
The Michigan Community Scholars Program (MCSP) brings together students and faculty who have a commitment to community service, diversity and academic excellence. Through small courses, faculty-student contact, service projects, leadership opportunities and social programs, students model an ideal community through intergroup engagement, responsibility, friendship, and collaboration.
Spanish Language Internship Program (SLIP)
SLIP is an engaged learning course that is currently offered Fall and Winter semesters through the Residential College. Through volunteering activities and class discussions, students gain insight into the cultural, political, and socioeconomic issues affecting this group, with opportunities to strengthen Spanish fluency.
An award-winning community-based program designed for vulnerable children and youth grades K-12, Telling It has established a close collaboration with the University of Michigan through the Residential College course, “Empowering Communities through Creative Expression.” The course meets with a graduate Social Work course and offers undergraduate and graduate students a collaborative learning experience with Residential College and School of Social Work faculty, community artists, and community members from local agencies serving families and youth.
Semester in Detroit (SiD)
SiD's mission is to engage U-M undergraduates in substantive, sustained and reciprocal relationships with the people and communities of the City of Detroit.
Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP)
PCAP was founded in 1990 with the mission to collaborate with incarcerated adults, incarcerated youth, urban youth and the formerly incarcerated to strengthen our community through creative expression. Housed in the Residential College, faculty and students work with community members both inside and outside prisons to engage in workshops in theatre, dance, visual art, creative writing, slam poetry, and music.
PALMA (Proyecto Avance, Latino Mentoring Association) is a twice-weekly tutoring group that helps Latino students in the Ann Arbor area with their schoolwork, and helps adults with basic English as a Second Language instruction.
Freedom House is a temporary home for survivors of persecution from around the world seeking asylum in the United States and Canada. Located in Detroit, it provides shelter and legal help to refugees, many of whom come from French-speaking West Africa. Through a service-learning course, advanced students of French have the opportunity to volunteer at Freedom House tutoring residents in English contributing to the legal department by doing supervised translation work.