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UDM awarded $750,000 grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation recently awarded the University a $750,000 grant to support the Master of Community Development (MCD) Program. The grant will provide students from diverse backgrounds with scholarships and co-op placements for second-year students and fellowships for recent graduates as they learn to become leaders in sustainable community development. All recipients will be working actively with non-profit organizations who will benefit from the work of UDM students.

The MCD, a graduate degree in UDM’s School of Architecture, was initiated in January 2006 to prepare students for careers in real estate development, business management, and municipal planning and development. The program is interdisciplinary and emphasizes a team approach to creating and regenerating urban communities and healthy, sustainable neighborhoods for families and children.

 “As a University with 136 years of educating and serving Detroit, this Kellogg Foundation grant reinforces the importance of our School of Architecture’s work to advance UDM’s Master of Community Development,” said UDM President Antoine M. Garibaldi. “Receiving this grant as we celebrate the 50th year anniversary of the School of Architecture is a timely recognition of the faculty and students’ community development activities.”

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