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Apply for the Community Based Initiative Program

Posted: April 03, 2009

Community Based Initiative (CBI) positions will be awarded to a maximum of 20 incoming students who are interested in specializing in community-based work. The purpose of the program is to train committed specialists in community-based work through courses, projects, and field placements in southwest Detroit and east Dearborn.

Community Based Initiative Funding
Nonresident awards: $4,000 per semester ($16,000 total award)
Resident awards: $2,000 per semester ($8,000 total award)

Applications are due by Monday, April 20, 2009. More information and the application can be found at:


I'm interested in doing one field placement abroad; can I still apply to the CBI and do only one field placement in Detroit? Thank you!

Posted by: crheinga at April 13, 2009 08:04 AM

The CBI program is designed to give students the opportunity to learn and complete fieldwork in the Detroit and East Dearborn community. Because of this program goal, CBI students must complete all fieldwork in this geographical area. Unfortunately an international field placement would not meet the criteria for CBI.
-Erin Zimmer, Student Services, Admissions & Recruitment Coordinator.

Posted by: elpena at April 13, 2009 11:30 AM

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