Empowering Communities

to create change in their communities and improve their physical and social environments


Greening Neighborhoods

with activities, such as mowing and planting gardens, to revitalize neighborhoods, and reduce crime and violence


Building Busy Streets

to provide safe spaces for residents to connect and communities to thrive

If we take care of abandoned, empty lots in our cities, clean them up and create space for positive social interaction, we can help create safer and busier streets.”Marc Zimmerman, MI-YVPC Director

YVPC in the News

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Kids and Guns: Geography, Race, and Policy | News | UM School of Public Health

This is the third article of a 3-part series.

In May, Zimmerman and Carter presented “Kids and Guns: Prevention Strategies,” a community conversation in Dexter, Michigan, to help local residents understand the risks associated with youth exposure to firearms and strategies for mitigating those risks.

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Kids and Guns: Access to Firearms | News | UM School of Public Health

This is the second article of a 3-part series.

In May, Zimmerman and Carter presented “Kids and Guns: Prevention Strategies,” a community conversation in Dexter, Michigan, to help local residents understand the risks associated with youth exposure to firearms and strategies for mitigating those risks.

Sep 07, 2018 - sph.umich.edu - 0
Kids and Guns: Safety First | News | UM School of Public Health

This is the first article of a 3-part series.

In May, Zimmerman and Carter presented “Kids and Guns: Prevention Strategies,” a community conversation in Dexter, Michigan, to help local residents understand the risks associated with youth exposure to firearms and strategies for mitigating those risks.


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