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Students and faculty participate in a simulation to experience poverty and its effects following the lecture “Place, Poverty, and Opportunity in America” presented by Prof. Scott Allard in October 2017.

Get connected by volunteering for a community, campus, or student organization. Poverty Solutions has connections to a number of departments, centers, and initiatives on campus working to alleviate poverty. 

Poverty Solutions does not directly offer volunteer opportunities, however, there are many volunteer opportunities within Washtenaw County for students interested in direct service, including:

There are several University of Michigan student organizations doing work related to alleviating poverty, including:

Note: If you have a suggestion for a student organization to add, send us an email at

Poverty Solutions partners closely with centers and initiatives across the university focused on poverty alleviation, innovation, and community engagement, such as: