Practical Community Learning Project

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The Last Word

May 31, 2022
As part of the Practical Community Learning Project (PCLP), a semester-long independent policy-based community project in Detroit, community engagement manager DeAndré J. Calvert and a team of Ford School students worked on digital access with the...

Students highlight their practical policy engagements

Dec 17, 2020
Ford School students engaged in real problem-solving in the fall 2020 semester, tackling some of the most important issues facing Michigan. The undergraduate and graduate students participated in research and analysis projects as a part of the...
P3E alumni experiences

Alumni Experiences with Leah Squires

Nov 1, 2022, 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Join P3E for our first Alumni Experiences discussion with Leah Squires (MPP '20), an evaluator and project manager with expertise in international human rights, nonprofit management, and training development and implementation. P3E has launched a new initiative, Alumni Experiences, where alums share their experiences, insights, and advice with small groups of current students, followed by a Q&A.    

P3E Summer 2021 Student Showcase

Jul 7, 2021, 12:00-1:30 pm EDT
Practical Community Learning Project (PCLP) and research fellows showcased their Summer 2021 projects and presented their findings to an audience of their peers, Ford School staff, mentors, and community partners.

P3E Winter 2021 Student Showcase

Apr 21, 2021, 4:00-5:20 pm EDT
Join P3E for Winter 2021 Practical Community Learning Project (PCLP) and research assistant student presentations.

Winter 2022 Engaged Learning Catalog

May 19, 2022
Last winter, eleven students worked on projects with a diverse range of community, nonprofit, and government partners. Learn more about the projects...

Fall 2021 Engaged Learning Catalog

December 16, 2021
Last fall, thirteen student groups worked on projects with a diverse range of community, nonprofit, and government partners. Read more about their projects...
Practical Community Learning Project

Detroit Demolitions Policies and Procedures

September 2022 - December 2022
Krysta December (MPP/SEAS '23), Yu-Yu Lin (MPP '24)
Two students partnered with District 6 City Council Member Gabriela Santiago-Romero to provide policy recommendations regarding the processes for dealing with dangerous buildings within Detroit. The students gathered and synthesized information about local demolition practices in Detroit. Through research and engagement meetings, they collected information about the dangerous building notification processes, resident rights throughout the process, city processes from determination to completion, and data regarding demolition processes in similarly-sized midwestern cities. Given the lack of...
Practical Community Learning Project

Flint Businesses Resource Toolkit

September 2022 - December 2022
Kaei Li (MPP '24), Ellie Bai (MPP '24)
Students collaborated with the City of Flint’s Economic Development Department and UM-Flint Office of Economic Development staff to develop a guide for new and existing businesses to understand, act on, and sustainably operate in Flint. Students engaged with key city of Flint and UM-Flint Office of Economic Development staff to understand existing resources and resource gaps for businesses and commercial property owners. A list of resources and appropriate steps were assembled to guide entrepreneurs when locating a business in an existing neighborhood context, along with business-related...
Practical Community Learning Project

City of Flint Employee Homeownership Incentive Pilot Program

September 2022 - December 2022
Margaret Koberstein (BA '24), Andrew Theut (BA ‘24)
Two students provided Flint Councilwoman Tonya Burns with data and information on housing incentive programs and mortgage down payment assistance. The Flint housing market has some of the most affordable housing in the country, however, despite this, housing insecurity in Flint continues to be a pressing issue. There are multiple causes of this issue ranging from low incomes and job security, to thousands of blighted houses in the community, and the effects of redlining are still being felt to this day. Many residents of Flint cannot afford to buy houses, yet Flint has ample housing stock. To...
Practical Community Learning Project

Detroit Environmental Health Hazards Risk Tracking and Data Collection

September 2022 - December 2022
John McClure (MS '23, SEAS/STTP), Andrew Roman (BA '23)
Planet Detroit is a weekly online newsletter whose mission is to raise awareness about Metro Detroit’s environmental and public health challenges and potential solutions, hold powerful entities accountable, and empower readers to take action in their communities. Planet Detroit is working to build a resource hub for Detroit residents and relevant stakeholders to be able to understand the assets, gaps, and needs in the local information on public health and environmental data. To assist with this project, the students worked to identify and collect relevant local data relating to risk and...