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Community Based Partners and 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.

Community Organizations, Government Offices, Faith Based Organizations and Individuals-interested in partnering with EMU?
Have an idea for a collaborative project? If so, click the following link to fill out a form and share your ideas with us!




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



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  


 EMU partners with the city's planning office through faculty and students in Urban Planning, Geography/GIS, Historic Preservation, Applied Theatre, World Languages and Art.  The city and EMU partner through: Live Ypsi (hot link), Ypsi Pride (hot link), and various course collaborations in accounting, political science and arts management. Teresa Gillotti, Community Development Director

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
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, To p Floor
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Telephone: 734.487.2226
Fax: 734.481.0050

Email: health.educator@emich.edu


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

Hamilton Crossing is a 144-unit apartment complex located at the corner of Hamilton Street and Harriet Street, about four blocks south of downtown Ypsilanti. EMU oversees its family empowerment program through the Institute of the Study for Children, Families & Communities. AS-L courses and its faculty in Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Social Foundations partner with Hamilton Crossing.

Marquan Jackson


Growing Hope is located in Ypsilanti and works to build people's capacity to use community and school gardens as vehicles for positive social, economic, environmental and neighborhood change. We advocate for healthy food, manage an urban farmers' market, and train youth and adults to make positive investments in their future. Growing Hope provides training, resources and advocacy to build strong and vital communities. GH has partnered with anthropology, history and teacher education faculty and students.

 Amanda Edmonds, Director amanda@growinghope.net

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

Tutors those in the community with literacy deficiencies
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

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

An annual day of science competition for community middle and high school students
  Ypsilanti Community Schools EMU partners with YCS  through AS-L courses and activity in Arts Administration, Biology Education,  English Education. It also partners with YCS through grant funded programs: Bright Futures and Art Around Town

Pam Vincent ,YCS High School


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