The Office of University Outreach and Engagement supports collaborative community and economic development efforts that utilize innovative economic strategies in distressed regions throughout Michigan and contribute to an equitable global knowledge economy.

A selection of UOE projects and resources is listed here.

Diversity Assessment and Engagement Program (DAEP)

The Diversity Assessment and Engagement Program (DAEP) is a certificate-granting, diversity leadership program designed

Equity and Inclusion in Economic Development

This is a multi-stage project bringing together thought leaders and practitioners from both the private and public secto

Farm Management in Spanish for Latino Farmers with Small Farming Operations in Michigan

The Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI), in collaboration with the Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) and the

Flint Leverage Points Project

CERC is conducting an evaluation of the Flint Leverage Points Project (FLPP). The overall goal of the FLPP is to restruc

Hope Village Initiative (Focus: HOPE)

University Outreach and Engagement partners with Focus: HOPE and other university partners and community members on the

Lansing Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation initiative

Funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) initiative is designed to er

Michigan Urban Core Mayors

The Urban Core Mayors (UCM) is a bipartisan, multi-regional coalition of Michigan’s thirteen central city mayors i

Neighborhoods Without Borders

Citizens and businesses are coming together in a grassroots and community effort to significantly improve the overall qu

Strategic Doing

Strategic Doing is an approach to community engagement that provides an efficient method—or set of rules—to

The Ave: A Community Collaborative Economic Development Project

This project is designed to document and present the diverse cultural expressions along “The Ave”—the

University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI)

In October 2011, the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of C

Urban Learning and Leadership Collaborative (ULLC): Focus Hope

MSU is one of the three research university partners (along with Wayne State University and the University of Michigan)