UM-Flint Department of Public Safety partners with our neighbors in support of our greater community.
Alternative Breaks is a co-curricular program through the UM-Flint Office of University Outreach that aims to provide deeper learning opportunities for students, faculty and alumni through community engagement. Local service opportunities are provided during the university’s spring break via Alternative Spring Break as well as the second Saturday of each month through Service Saturdays.
Service Saturdays program is a University Outreach sponsored program that offers a community service learning experience on the local level during select Saturdays throughout the year. Service Saturdays are open to University of Michigan-Flint students, alumni, family, and community members. Participants spend time learning about our urban community and many of the social issues that residents face in Flint. On designated Saturdays, participants will meet at the selected service site to engage in meaningful action towards a greater understanding of root causes of relevant issues. Following the project, participants reflect and analize social justice issues they experience first-hand.
UM-Flint DPS Security Officer Philicia Allen is not only a supporter, she also serves! UM-Flint University Outreach can be found on Facebook @UniversityOutreach!
Flint Urban Safety Corps
Flint Urban Safety Corps is an AmeriCorps program working to implement initiatives to increase public safety by decreasing victimization and encouraging resident engagement in ourFlint Community. The interventions employed by our program are intended to reduce blight and support our community by promoting communication among residents and organizations while working to engage volunteers from across the greater Flint area to stimulate more community service.
Visit the FUSC Facebook Page @FlintUSC!
University Avenue Corridor Coalition
The Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is a multidisciplinary collaboration involving university researchers, community partners, and area residents. The two year initiative involves the UM-Flint GIS Center, UM-Flint Department of Public Health and Health Sciences, UM-Flint Department of Public Safety, Kettering University’s Computer Science and Campus Security departments, Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice, UM-Ann Arbor’s Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center, University Avenue Corridor Coalition, the Flint Police, the Michigan State Police, and Hurley Hospital Security.
Visit the University Avenue Corridor Facebook page @UACFlint!