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Michigan Engaging Community through the Classroom (MECC)

Michigan Engaging Community through the Classroom (MECC) is an initiative exploring the benefits of multi-disciplinary teams at UM working on stakeholder-based community engagement efforts. During the semester-long process, students from different disciplines learn from each other as they collaborate on complex projects.

MECC Process

Previous Projects

Envision Willow Run  Winter 2013, Summer 2013, Fall 2013

Washtenaw County Dashboard Assessment Fall 2014

Connor Creek Redevelopment Strategy: Completing the Circuit, Winter 2015
Osborn Redevelopment Goals Winter 2015

DTE Marina District Riverfront Access Plan Winter 2016

Next Generation UM North Campus Winter 2016
Traverse City Affordable Housing, Fall 2016 and Winter 2017

600 Randolph: Smithsonian Museum  / Detroit Fall 2016, Winter 2017

Refugee Ready Region, Winter 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017
Detroit Data Utility, Fall 2017


Potential Partners

Are you a community member looking for assistance with a complex project?  Are you a faculty member who is interested in collaborating with faculty and students from other disciplines on complex community projects?  Reach out to us to find out what projects are in the pipeline, or to pitch new projects!

MECC Contacts

Paul Fontaine, Program Manager/Lecturer

Lou Ecken Kidd, Project Manager/Career Services Coordinator