Community Outreach - College of Business Administration


Students Provide Tax Advice

Accounting students completed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) training and provided free income tax assistance to low-income community residents through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in February and March, in fulfillment of a service learning component of the Federal Income Tax course.

Students Teach Financial Literacy

UDM Finance majors provided Financial Literacy classes to Detroit-area public high school students.

High School Students Discuss Super Bowl Ads

In February 2013, Marketing Professor Michael Bernacchi hosted approximately 250 Detroit-area high school students at the 27th annual Super Bowl Ad Nauseam event, where Professor Bernacchi revealed the results of a real-time, nationwide survey of students’ opinions regarding the effectiveness of commercial advertisements aired during the Super Bowl.  The event included the collection of canned goods for distribution to food banks.

Volunteer Outreach

Faculty and staff also volunteer their services at the following organizations:

  • America’s Marketing High School
  • Oakland County High School Global Trade Mission
  • Oakland Technical Schools Advisory Board
  • Our Lady of Fatima Church
  • Juvenile Assessment Center
  • Job Corps
  • MiJob Coalition
  • Mobilization of Disabled Youth leadership
  • Lions Clubs International
  • Greening of Detroit
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan
  • Yankee Air Museum
  • Board of Trustees, John Carroll University
  • Board of Trustees, Loyola University of New Orleans
  • Alpha Phi Omega (Student organization that does community service for disadvantaged)
  • Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center
  • Me’ot Chittim Committee
  • Holocaust Memorial
  • Yad Ezra (Food Distribution Committee)
  • Shine the Light
  • Kimberly North Improvement Association
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
  • Operation HOPE—Banking on Our Future
  • Campus Kitchens
  • Annual Mass of Commerce
  • Russian American Association of Detroit
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Martha Ministries
  • Marycrest Heights Senior Center
  • Education Day at Chrysler/Fiat