June 2013 – Page 7 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

June 2013

FSEP Week 1

First post! It’s been an interesting first week. I was a little surprised to find out that I am the only person at my physical office working for Food System Economic Partnership (my placement)– everyone else is involved in MSU Extension, which FSEP is involved in, but no one else in the office works directly with

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A Fresh Week

I had a fresh first week. I spent most of my time outside of the office. Thank God himself that I was not strapped to my laptop doing research most of the time. The employees are cool and relaxed. A plus to this week was being able to play with a coworker’s kids, especially the

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Intro to GRDC

I was placed at the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation and could not be happier! The GRDC is a community nonprofit that works for the residents of five neighborhoods: Grandmont, Grandmont #1, Rosedale, North Rosedale, and Minnock Park. While they do organize community events like a Farmer’s Market and engage in beautification, they are not simply

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Jerry’s first week

My first week of Focus:HOPE has been full of learning about my project and the organization as a whole. Walking in on the first day, I began to understand just how big the organization was. With cubicles, a receptionist table, and many buildings, FocusHOPE definitely felt more like a small corporate business than a non-profit

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1 Week Down

Well, this first week has truly been something. I would say my transition was much easier than some of the other interns because one, I am from Detroit and two, I did not have to move into the dorms (hope you all are adjusting well by the way!) Monday at our seminar was my first

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Making it Count

It’s only been a week with Nortown Community Development Corporation (Nortown CDC) and I know this is the place I should be in this summer. I’ve had quite a week here and I am excited to see where this goes. A little bit about Nortown — their big ongoing project right now is called RESTORE

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