Our mission is to find and test new ways to prevent and alleviate poverty in Michigan, the nation and the world.
In October of 2016, the University of Michigan launched a major initiative dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of poverty. While rooted in an understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty, Poverty Solutions engages multiple disciplines and extends beyond basic research. It drives change by focusing on collaborative, action-based research partnerships with communities, policymakers, and stakeholders. And Michigan students at every level have opportunities to work and learn with real-world practitioners, testing strategies to change the trajectory of poverty in a meaningful and lasting way.