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Flint, Genesee County, and State of Michigan.
Using established national Healthy Start models, identifying children in Flint and the surrounding Genesee County are who have been affected by lead exposure through the contamination of the Flint, Michigan water supply, and asses their receipt of recommended services to minimize developmental delays.

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Tamara Brickey
Genesee County Health Department
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Flint,
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The MCAC employs recent U-M graduates to work full-time in underserved schools across the state of Michigan to serve as college advisers providing college planning and preparation services to high school students and their parents. These advisers participate in an extensive training program that includes all aspects of the college preparation process. Advisers serve for terms of one to two years for which they receive a service stipend and education award to be used for student loan repayment or future graduate studies. Advisers provide one-on-one advising to students as well as school-wide programming and parent outreach. Examples of programming include assistance with application/essay writing, scholarship searching, financial aid, career exploration, goal setting, and academic planning. Data are collected in coordination with the National College Advising Corps to determine the effectiveness of the program.

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William Collins
University of Michigan Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & Academic Affairs
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Flint
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The University of Michigan-Flint’s Alternative Spring Break is a University Outreach sponsored program that offers a community service learning experience on a local level during the traditional Spring Break of the academic calendar. Students spend time learning about complex social, cultural and environmental issues. During spring break, groups are bussed to a selected site to engage in meaningful action toward a greater understanding of root causes of relevant issues. Students participate in critical reflection and analysis of social justice issues they experience first-hand. In 2013, the week will culminate with students traveling to Detroit to visit the Campus Martius Park, Freedom House, Detroit Institute of Art and Ford Field as part of the reflection activity.

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Gerard Voland
University of Michigan- Flint; Office of Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
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Flint
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Tthe Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint (BGCGF) is expected to employ thirty-two urban teens between the ages of 16-19 through a fifteen week Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Summer Youth Employment Program. University Outreach at the University of Michigan-Flint proposes to work in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint to expand their Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) by offering an additional a 5 day series of experiences for the SYEP teens focused on career opportunities in natural resource professions while connecting them to locally relevant natural resource issues and parks and recreation projects.

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Jacob Blumner
University of Michigan Office of the Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
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Flint
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The MCAC employs recent U-M graduates to work full-time in underserved schools across the state of Michigan to serve as college advisers providing college planning and preparation services to high school students and their parents. These advisers participate in an extensive training program that includes all aspects of the college preparation process. Advisers serve for terms of one to two years for which they receive a service stipend and education award to be used for student loan repayment or future graduate studies. Advisers provide one-on-one advising to students as well as school-wide programming and parent outreach. Examples of programming include assistance with application/essay writing, scholarship searching, financial aid, career exploration, goal setting, and academic planning. Data are collected in coordination with the National College Advising Corps to determine the effectiveness of the program.

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William Collins
University of Michigan Diversity, Equity& Inclusion & Academic Affairs
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Flint
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The MCAC employs recent U-M graduates to work full-time in underserved schools across the state of Michigan to serve as college advisers providing college planning and preparation services to high school students and their parents. These advisers participate in an extensive training program that includes all aspects of the college preparation process. Advisers serve for terms of one to two years for which they receive a service stipend and education award to be used for student loan repayment or future graduate studies. Advisers provide one-on-one advising to students as well as school-wide programming and parent outreach. Examples of programming include assistance with application/essay writing, scholarship searching, financial aid, career exploration, goal setting, and academic planning. Data are collected in coordination with the National College Advising Corps to determine the effectiveness of the program.

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William Collins
University of Michigan Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & Academic Affairs
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Flint
UM-Flint: SHPS Tele-Med Outreach for Underserved Populations To provide expeditious and quality specialty health care services via Telemetry (ie. rheumatology, cardiology, urology etc.) to low income and minority patients in the SHPS Urban Health and Wellness Center and Hamilton Health Care Network in serving the Greater Flint community.

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David Gordon
University of Michigan – Flint, School of Health Professions and Studies
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Flint
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Violent crime is a persistent problem in Flint, Michigan, which far surpasses MI and national rates for murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assaults (FBI, 2012). Although Flint faces economic and social challenges, the city also benefits from assets that provide a firm foundation for community change. We propose to examine the effects of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) on youth violence in a selected area of Flint: the University Avenue Corridor (UAC). A coalition of community organizations, the University Avenue Corridor Coalition (UACC), formed in 2012 with a mission to implement CPTED activities to address blight and crime hotspots, improve neighborhood health and safety, stabilize land use, establish leisure and recreational areas, and create and improve communication links and education in the area. Members – including universities, neighborhood groups, health and social services organizations, local businesses, charitable groups, fraternal organizations, and law enforcement – agreed to offer their resources to address critical issues facing the area and support one another’s initiatives. The proposed evaluation design capitalizes on an overlap between the UAC and intervention area of the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center?s (MI-YVPC). The MI-YVPC supports six programs in a 2.3 square mile area of Flint and has monitored a comparison area 1.6 miles from the YVPC/UAC intervention areas. Crime, injury, and property assessment data collected by MI-YVPC allow us to establish a baseline for these indicators prior to the initiation of the UACC in 2012, and during the proposed project. We will conduct an outcome evaluation of the entire UACC effort utilizing a 2X2 design. The outcome evaluation will employ a quasi-experimental design to assess the effectiveness of four conditions: CPTED only, CPTED plus MI-YVPC interventions, MI-YVPC interventions only, and a comparison area where neither intervention was implemented. We will compare neighborhoods that did not receive the interventions in two ways: 1) comparative analysis across neighborhoods with similar violence incidence and demographic characteristics; and 2) spatial analysis comparing outcomes across all census tracts controlling for several confounding variables. The study outcomes will include crime incidents, assault injuries, property conditions, and resident perceptions and behaviors. We will draw upon the expertise and data resources of the MI-YVPC to carry out a study that compares various types and intensities of violence prevention interventions. Our collaboration with the UACC both provides useful input for interpreting evaluation results, and ensures sustainability and scalability of the program after our evaluation is completed.

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Marc Zimmerman
University of Michigan School of Public Health
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Genesee County
The University of Michigan-Flint?s Business advisory council will help with Genesee County Habitat for Humanity?s work live projects.

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Michael Witt
University of Michigan- Flint Management Dean
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Flint
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The MCAC employs recent U-M graduates to work full-time in underserved schools across the state of Michigan to serve as college advisers providing college planning and preparation services to high school students and their parents. These advisers participate in an extensive training program that includes all aspects of the college preparation process. Advisers serve for terms of one to two years for which they receive a service stipend and education award to be used for student loan repayment or future graduate studies. Advisers provide one-on-one advising to students as well as school-wide programming and parent outreach. Examples of programming include assistance with application/essay writing, scholarship searching, financial aid, career exploration, goal setting, and academic planning. Data are collected in coordination with the National College Advising Corps to determine the effectiveness of the program.

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William Collins
University of Michigan Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & Academic Affairs
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