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Our Impact

2017 Report


In its first year, Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan has built a strong foundation to drive change by focusing on collaborative, action-based research partnerships with communities and policymakers.

We’ve also kickstarted a number of projects that address poverty in concrete, tangible ways based on insights from multiple disciplines.

Looking ahead, we aim to build on this momentum to test and share strategies that will tackle poverty in a meaningful and lasting way across our state and the nation, while offering even more opportunities for Michigan students to work with and learn from real-world practitioners.

We invite you to learn more about our efforts in this first progress report, and appreciate your interest and engagement as we bring together the U-M community and our partners in a united mission to find new ways to prevent and alleviate poverty in Michigan, the nation, and the world.

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