The Detroit Community Based Research Program (DCBRP) is a summer internship program run through the University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program that places students with community based organizations in full-time research positions. Students conduct research projects addressing issues such as social and environmental justice, food security, human rights, urban development, public health, youth development, and sustainability that are initiated and identified by community based organizations in Detroit. Students in the program also live together at Wayne State University, attend seminars taught by our community partners about current topics affecting Detroit and the region, blog about their experience living and working in Detroit, and lead weekly group meetings to build a greater sense of community among the program participants. The 2016 program will run from May 28, 2016 – August 6, 2016.
The DCBRP is generously funded by the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. The program receives additional support from the Ford Fund (Ford Community Corps grant), the Katherine Redlich-Horwitz Family Foundation, and the Audrey and Ralph Goldberg Fund.