Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition


Eastern Michigan University
203 Boone Hall, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Ph. 734-709-8044
Fx. 734-487-2101

Ethan Lowenstein


The mission of the Southeast Michigan Stewardship Coalition is to facilitate school-community partnerships that develop students as citizen-stewards of healthy ecological/social systems in their local communities and the Great Lakes region. The work of SEMIS to date has focused on schools and communities in Wayne and Washtenaw Counties.

This hub’s core strategies include sustained professional development (including intensive institutes, whole-school communities of practice, and on-site curriculum coaching), a strength-based approach to networking and community partnerships, and the use of EcoJustice as a framework for place-based stewardship education.

The SEMIS awards small grants to participating schools. This funding supports students’ community-based stewardship efforts and their subsequent sharing of these efforts with the public.

The hub’s collaborative activities with its partners include co-writing of grants, and co-planning and co-facilitation of SEMIS professional development activities.