Welcome to Detroit Connections!

Detroit Connections is a series of courses offered through the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan that take students, staff, and faculty from the Ann Arbor campus every week into two partner schools in Detroit to lead weekly art workshops and design collaborative projects with youth. The courses promote engaged and active citizenry, require out-of-the-box creative thinking, and bring together individuals from different backgrounds to co-create and share resources.

We’re currently partnered with Bennett Elementary School in Southwest Detroit and Detroit Community Schools in northwest Detroit’s Brightmoor neighborhood.