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Community Based Organizations


The Office of Academic Service-Learning works with several community nonprofit organizations. Professors utilizing academic service-learning as a teaching methodology have placed students in the following agencies. You are welcome to contact this partial list of non-profits to learn more about how they work with students and professors.

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826michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students aged 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. 826 opened its doors in June of 2005. Since then, we have been blessed with students, tutors, and volunteers overflowing with enthusiasm

115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor Michigan 48104
Phone: (734)-761-3463

 The Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter is a donor-supported, non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to providing supportive programs and services to people with Alzheimer’s disease, their family members and care partners. Headquartered in Chelsea, the Michigan Great Lakes Chapter has four service regions and a governing board drawn from these regions. With offices in Kalamazoo, Lansing and Muskegon, the chapter serves 23 Michigan counties and an estimated 44,000 individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. 

South Central Region

310 North Main Street, Suite 100

Chelsea, MI 48118

734.475.7043

 

American Red Cross
Disaster Relief, military and community social services, health and safety education, and blood services.
 

Goal is to impact the lives of individuals with disabilities living in our community.  We help them to achieve fuller, more successful, and more meaningful lives, and we foster a true place of community and belonging.

3941 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 971-0277

EMU’s 21CCLC Bright Futures are high-quality after school programs in three school districts including Wayne-Westland, Willow Run, and Ypsilanti.
The focus of Bright Futures is to improve academic achievement, develop self-efficacy, and prepare elementary, middle, and high school students to transition to the next level of schooling.

Director-Lynn Malinoff 

lmalinoff@emich.edu

Center for Single Parents
Services for single parents and their families, such as further education, job training, basic health information, parenting assistance, and grass roots support networks.
 
City of Farmington
   
City of Inkster
   

COPE is dedicated to helping students experiencing difficulty in traditional schools to achieve success in academics and conflict management enabling them to achieve positive goals in the home, school, and community. COPE serves middle school and high school students

Chapelle School
111 South Wallace Blvd.
Ypsilanti,
Phone: 734-547-0419

City of Ypsilanti
   

The Corner Health Center’s mission is to help young people, ages 12-21, make healthy choices now and in the future by providing high-quality primary health care, education and support for adolescents and their children without regard to income level.

Eleanaro Anasar – anasar@cornerhealth.org  

Phone: (734) 484-3600
Address: 47 N. Huron, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

 

The goal of Dawn Farm is to assist addicts and  
alcoholics in achieving long term recovery.
Dawn Farm will identify and remove barriers that prevent addicts and alcoholics from joining the recovering community. What makes Dawn Farm unique is our emphasis on the recovering community as the most important source of healing and recovery support for our clients.
3 Stony Creek Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 485-8725
   

The Early College Alliance (ECA) is a unique educational program designed to fully immerse high school-aged students into the post-secondary learning environment. ECA is a public, early/middle college program located on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. It exists in partnership with local school districts, including Washtenaw Intermediate School District.

Ellen Fisher, Assistant Director of Instruction fischer.eca@gmail.com | 734.487.8650

220 King Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734.487.4290
Fax: 734.487.7882

Our mission is to provide a range of planned, proactive health promotion and primary prevention services addressing the needs of Eastern Michigan University students, that are consistent with the educational mission of the university.

Eric Ward –eward2@emich.edu  

Snow Health Center, Top Floor
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Telephone: 734.487.2226
Fax: 734.481.0050


Email: health.educator@emich.edu

 

Food Gatherers
A nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding the hungry in Washtenaw County.
 

Fresh Start Clubhouse is an intentional community for adults living with mental illness that focuses on wellness and abilities.
The Clubhouse promotes recovery through opportunities for members to work, learn and contribute their talents to our community of mutual support.

2051 S State St, 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 
Phone: 734-929-9992

The EMU GEAR UP project is funded by theU.S. Department of Education to help students in Wayne Westland, Willow Run, and Ypsilanti School Districts attend college. 50% of our program is funded by the United States Department of Education, 50% by EMU, school district and community partners.

Russ Olwell –rolwell@emich.edu  

Eastern Michigan University 
Institute for the Study of Children, Families & Communities 
203 Boone Hall 
Ypsilanti, MI 48197 
734-487-0372 EMU office 
734-419-2200

WMHS Room 169
734-487-0284 EMU Fax

 

   

Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County enhances the lives of individuals and families through social services, education and advocacy.  Services: Immigration and Legal Services; Transportation, Elderly assistance, admin support

www.jfsannarbor.org/volunteer/
Literacy Council
Tutors those in the community with literacy deficiencies
 
Nichols Arboretum
Provides guided tours, 123 acres of green space in an urban environment, and educational outreach
 
Ozone House's continuum of care is nationally recognized as a model of innovative and effective care. Services are designed to offer youth the resources and skills they need to reach their full potential and contribute their best to the world. Since 1969, Ozone House has provided a safe place, shelter and continued support to thousands of runaway, homeless and high-risk youth in our community who don't have a safe place to call home

Colleen O’Brien or Katie Doyle
Drop In Center- Ypsilanti: 102 N. Hamilton
Ypsilanti, Mi 48197
Main Office:
1705 Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Business Line: 734-662-2265 Fax: 734-662-9724

Snow Health Center
Provides medical care to enrolled students of Eastern Michigan University
 

SOS Community Services

SOS Community Services is a community-based nonprofit. We are dedicated to ending homelessness in Washtenaw County through partnerships with caring individuals, local businesses and organizations, social service agencies and professionals.

Ellen Offen, Development

101 South Huron St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Phone: (734) 485-8730

Fax: (734) 485-8739|email:  info@soscs.org

Washtenaw Success by 6 provide services for parents, training and support for childcare providers, and system help for the agencies and programs working to serve families and young children

Kelly Stupple - stupplek@ewashtenaw.org

Phone: 734.994.8100 Ext 1277 

 Fax: 734.994.2203 

1819 S. Wagner Rd., Ann Arbor, Mi 48103

   
Washtenaw Science Olympiad
An annual day of science competition for community middle and high school students
 
West Middle School
Enrolls 6th through 8th grade students
 
Willow Run School District
   
   
     

 

The Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter is a donor-supported, non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to providing supportive programs and services to people with Alzheimer’s disease, their family members and care partners. Headquartered in Chelsea, the Michigan Great Lakes Chapter has four service regions and a governing board drawn from these regions. With offices in Kalamazoo, Lansing and Muskegon, the chapter serves 23 Michigan counties and an estimated 44,000 individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.