Getting college students out of their classrooms, out of the "academic bubble" and into communities, giving eager students an opportunity to take what they're learning and put it into practice, and, at the same time, hopefully help their communities certainly seem like a win-win for all sides.
And that's why students from Wayne State University and the University of Michigan are permeating the city of Detroit in many ways, through many programs.
We wanted to see what's been learned by all sides in these partnerships.
Jerry Herron, founding dean of the Honors College at Wayne State and UM professor Larry Gant joined us today.
Listen to the full interview above.