The Americorps Urban Safety program at Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies works to promote public health and safety in the City of Detroit.
What We Do
AmeriCorps Urban Safety (AMUS) members engage with residents in their community through safety events and beautification projects and installing school safe route signage.
AMUS works to enhance community guardianship by securing vacant homes, cleaning up vacant lots, conducting bike watches, peace walks, and creating block clubs and community patrols.
AMUS works to reduce the chances of residents becoming a victim of crime through educational leaflets, VIN etching, and home safety assessments to make homes and vehicles safer.
Our service in numbers
vacant safety assessments
vacant homes boarded up
vehicle vin-etches completed
How We Do It
AMUS is designed to build a culture of neighborly communication and responsibility in the City of Detroit. In order to reduce crime in the area, we work 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.
Wayne State Center for Urban Studies
5700 Cass Ave, 2207 A/AB
Detroit, MI 48202