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Our Mission

The Americorps Urban Safety program at Wayne State University’s Center for urban studies works to promote safety in the city of Detroit.

Services

What We Do


ENGAGEMENT

Youth AmeriCorps members engage in their community through beautification projects, and installing safe route signage.

GUARDIANSHIP

Enhance community guardianship through cleaning up vacant lots, bike watches, peace walks and the creation of block clubs and community patrols.

DETER CRIME

Reduce chances of becoming a crime victim through educational leaflets, VINetching, and home safety assessments to make our homes and vehicles safer.

Meet us better

Our service in numbers


2,500

vacant safety assessments

883

vacant homes boarded up

95

vehicle vin-etches completed

100%

satisfied customers

How We Do It

We are designed to build a culture of neighborly communication and responsibility in the city of Detroit. In order to reduce crime in the area, we are working with local residents to create block clubs, a forum for residents to connect and create neighborhood safety strategies.

This initiative provides the spark for a network of residents that will continue their crime-fighting efforts well after the program has moved on. We work to improve levels of neighborhood guardianship while reducing victim attractiveness and susceptibility.

Contact Us

Wayne State Center for Urban Studies


5700 Cass Ave, 2207 A/AB
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-2208
cusinfo@wayne.edu

General Inquiries:
amusprogram@gmail.com