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Detroit Community Based Research Program

Join us August 1st from 6:00-8:00pm at the University of Michigan Detroit Center Ann Arbor Room for the Detroit Community Based Research Program Student Showcase.

The event is free and open to all. Please click the link below to add this event to your Google Calendar. RSVP's are not necessary but greatly appreciated.


The Detroit Community Based Research Program (DCBRP) is a social justice focused summer fellowship program that matches students with community based organizations in Detroit. Students work on community partner identified research projects exploring topics such as social and environmental justice, urban agriculture, community development, public health, education, and more!

The DCBRP allows students the opportunity to:

- Work full-time for nine weeks (315 hours) with a community organization in Detroit 

- Complete research-based projects that have been identified and designed by the program's community partners

- Live with the program cohort at Wayne State University

- Read "How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood" by Peter Moskowitz

- Attend weekly events about the history and current landscape of Detroit

Blog about their experiences living and working in Detroit

- Build community through engagement in weekly group meetings 

- Gain critical background knowledge on the history and impact of social justice in Detroit

Program Details: Students receive $2,500-3,500 stipend award, depending on financial need + housing at Wayne State University. Program related transportation costs are also covered by the DCBRP

Program dates: June 1, 2019 - August 3, 2019