The Americorps Urban Safety program at Wayne State University’s Center for urban studies works to promote safety in the city of Detroit.
What We Do
Youth AmeriCorps members engage in their community through beautification projects, and installing safe route signage.
Enhance community guardianship through cleaning up vacant lots, bike watches, peace walks and the creation of block clubs and community patrols.
Reduce chances of becoming a crime victim through educational leaflets, VINetching, and home safety assessments to make our homes and vehicles safer.
Our service in numbers
vacant safety assessments
vacant homes boarded up
vehicle vin-etches completed
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.
Wayne State Center for Urban Studies
5700 Cass Ave, 2207 A/AB
Detroit, MI 48202