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Math Corps: All children have a unique and special greatness within them. WSU Math Corps helps children realize their own particular greatness, find out how.
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Community Engagement On Campus

GO GIRLS: Increasing the confidence of middle school girls in science, technology, engineering and math. GO GIRLS!
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In the City

Community Engagement In the City

Free Clinic: The Frank Student Clinic offers an array of free, high quality healthcare services to the uninsured population of Detroit. Detroit is our campus.
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In the City

Community Engagement In the City

Free Legal Aid Clinic -- WSU Law School students in action: providing legal assistance to low-income, at risk, and elderly residents of Wayne County.
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Walkable Warren
September 24 2016
Warren Avenue between Woodward and Second Avenues
Walkable Warren is an initiative led by Wayne State University in partnership with the City of Detroit to pilot flexible streetscape designs along Warren Avenue (between Woodward and Second Avenues) for a more walkable, bikeable, transit- and retail-friendly corridor. Through creative yet practical streetscape improvements such as painted bike lanes, pedestrian bump-outs, and shortened crosswalks, Wayne State seeks to re-imagine Warren’s long-term design as a safe, active and vibrant corridor. To spur additional activity, Wayne State will bring food trucks, local retail and flexible seating to Warren.   Streetscape improvements will be in place Thursday, September 22 through Saturday, September 24. Additonal events are as follows:   Thursday, September 22 // Food Truck Rally // 11AM - 3PM Friday, September 23 // Flexible Seating // All Day Saturday, September 24 // Pop-Up Market // 1PM - 5PM SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER!   Check back here for project updates. If you are interested in partnering or volunteering, or lending resources to this project, please contacteconomicdevelopment@wayne.edu.   Walkable Warren is an official part of the 2016 Detroit Design Festival program, taking place Sept. 21-25. In honor of Detroit’s recent UNESCO City of Design designation, this year’s festival is focused on Designing Detroit’s Future. DDF 2016 programmed by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center. For full schedule, visit www.detroitdesignfestival.com.
Detroit Design Festival
September 24 2016 at 6:00 PM
*PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE'S SCHEDULE*
Designing Detroit’s Future The sixth-annual Detroit Design Festival (DDF), returns Sept. 21-25 with its annual citywide celebration of creativity. The event brings together designers and enthusiasts alike to celebrate Detroit’s role as a design capital. In celebration of Detroit’s new designation as a UNESCO City of Design – the first city in the United States – DDF events and programs will be exploring the ways in which design is shaping Detroit’s future. Signature events returning include: Eastern Market After Dark, Light Up Livernois, Youth Day, and an all-new Design Summit, and dozens of independent design happenings. PLEASE KNOW: The Detroit Design Festival will be held at multiple locations throughout its duration and the best way to observe their events is by looking at the schedule on the DDF website. Not all scheduled events are free. http://www.detroitdesignfestival.com/schedule/ Wayne State University will present Walkable Warren on September 23, 2016 from 11:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M between Woodward Avenue and Second Avenue. It is free and open to the public.
Open Streets Detroit x September 25
September 25 2016 at 12:00 PM
Michigan Avenue and Vernor Highway
Open Streets Detroit joins a national and international movement of Open Streets events. Currently over 200 cities worldwide have established on-going and highly popular Open Streets events. The recent surge in cities creating temporary street parks is widely credited to Ciclovía, a weekly event in Bogotá, Columbia that opens over 70 of miles of city streets to citizens for outdoor physical activity. This event beginning in the mid-1970s and continues to this day with tremendous success attracting up to 2 million participants weekly.Open Streets Detroit consists of two free public outdoor active recreation events scheduled for Sunday, September 25th, 2016 and Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 from 12pm-5pm. The events will cover nearly a four mile stretch of major roadway, connecting Michigan Avenue and Vernor Hwy. In this unique first-time event Michigan Ave. and Vernor Hwy will be transformed into a giant street park as the road is temporarily blocked to automobile traffic from Campus Martius to Vernor and Livernois. People will have the opportunity to bike, walk, jog, skate, and more through the car-free street.Participants making their way through the street park will also have the opportunity to sample free exercise demo classes and activities located along the route, such as hula hooping, kickboxing, yoga, and more. In addition, outreach booths hosted by local businesses and community groups will provide resources for wellness and sustainable living. The atmosphere will be festive with music and performances, animating the re-invented public space.Open Streets Detroit strives to improve community relationships, encourage livable public spaces, and generate more opportunities for cultural understanding through the creative use of streets and public spaces. For more information on Open Streets events and resources, visit the national clearing house website: http://openstreetsproject.org/.
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