Wayne State University

A moment to
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I wanted to combine my passion for helping cancer patients solve their problems with my legal skills. We can provide such a service for helping cancer patients regain their control.

Kathryn Smolinski, Adjunct Professor, Law School, Director of Legal Advocacy for People with Cancer Clinic

Wayne State University has a long history of addressing issues that affect people who live and work beyond our campus boundaries. This is about being a university that combines learning with the application of knowledge to improve lives, both within our community and beyond.

More than community service, the activities and research in this priority area support a crucial piece of Wayne State’s urban mission. They address core issues that disproportionately affect urban centers, with a goal to translate new discoveries to improve our community.

Investing in these initiatives enables each college and school at Wayne State to advance projects and programs that help meet the needs of our neighbors, while providing key applied learning experiences that prepare our students for successful and rewarding lives.

This is engage, and it is developing community-minded students while positioning Detroit as a model for urban centers around the world.