Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Research & Community Engagement

Community Engagement


The College of Education engages in a variety of outreach projects with our partners and programs where research merges with practice. Our college theme incorporates the goal of developing “the Effective Urban Educator: Reflective, Innovative and Committed to Diversity”. This theme emphasizes our commitment to preparing educators who are critical thinkers prepared to assume leadership roles in real-world settings including urban environments with diverse populations.
This commitment is reflective of the entire university’s dedication to fully participate in the community in which it is located, by initiating and joining in partnership with a variety of individuals, agencies, businesses, school districts, non-profits agencies, etc. Examples of these projects, in which the expertise of College of Education faculty is creatively applied to real-world situations to benefit our community, include:


College of Education Centers and Institutes:

Center For School Health Institute for Learning & Peformance Improvement
Institute for the Study of the African-American Child


College of Education Projects:

Detroit Healthy Youth Initiative Building Healthy Communities
GO-GIRL (Gaining Options: Girls Investigate Real Life) Integrated course in Biology and Physics of Radiation Oncology
Initiative for Self-Determination & Transition Junior Science & Humanities Symposium
Metropolitan Detroit Bureau of School Studies Saturday Art Therapy Workshop
Volunteers, Administrators & Coaches Whole School Consortium