All over Detroit, kids participate in a fantastic, free summer camp thanks to Summer in the City. In addition to the camp, the group organizes hundreds of volunteers to work on urban gardening and mural projects. The group has contributed more than 175,000 hours of service.

Semester in Detroit students live, learn, and work in the city, engaging with local community organizations and leaders to make a difference—and become invested themselves. Students not only spend their semester living in the city, but also interning with a community partner. The program also co-sponsors a “Detroiters Speak” series of public talks each term, highlighting the history and culture of the city.

Fresh Corner Café delivers meals to 21 locations, such as 1515 Broadway Café, across Detroit every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning.

What began as a line of city-themed products blossomed into two booming retail stores: City Bird and its neighbor two doors down, Nest. City Bird sells handmade goods, T-shirts, and vintage map notebooks with a hip Detroit flavor, while Nest offers an array of beautiful housewares.

The Detroit zoological society offers a Fellowship in Science communication, and 5 of this year's fellows hail from U of M's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. #GoBlue #UMichinDetroit

The Heidelberg Project, Detroit

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In Detroit, fans can find Taste Love Cupcakes’ half-pint and mini cupcakes at Whole Foods Market Detroit.

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This photo was taken by #umich student Alex Nowlin, who is spending her summer participating in @uofmichigan's "Semester in Detroit" program.

Eastern Market has been a destination for fresh, delicious food for Detroiters for almost 125 years. Detroiters can avail themselves of its bounty on Saturdays and Tuesdays, and find art, jewelry, and home goods at the market on Sundays, as well.

Troubled by lack of access to high-quality, healthy foods in Detroit, the folks behind Fresh Corner Café decided to create a network of 21 locations, including gas stations and corner grocery stores, where you might not have thought to look for a healthy, fresh, deliciously affordable meal.

Taste Love Cupcakes cupcakes are made from premium ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible. With scrumptious flavors such as sweet potato and dark-chocolate salted caramel, it’s no wonder this Royal Oak–based bakery has been such a hit. In Detroit, you can find their half-pint and mini cupcakes at Whole Foods.

Brightmoor Youth Garden Project

Choir students write love song to Detroit

Red House Imports sources coffee from an organic, environmentally conscious co-op in Costa Rica. That’s great for Costa Rica, but it’s also great for Detroit, because the company plans to donate a portion of its profits to local charities and education programs. Red House Imports sells coffee on its website and hopes to make the coffee available at retail locations later this summer.

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Astro Coffee 2124 Michigan Ave. (Corktown)

UMich Detroit Center is activity hub in resurgent city. #GoBlue