July 2013 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Month: July 2013

Calling everyone!

Calls, calls, and more calls. Since we have our monthly membership meeting on Monday (which is our big monthly meeting) I have been making so many calls. This membership meeting is different than other ones. The weekend after the membership meeting is ROC-MI’s first job fair. In order to attend the job fair members must …

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Starstruck

Today I got to sit in on a meeting with the Manhattan Institute and George Kelling. Kelling is the author of the Broken Windows Theory. Yes, the man who wrote one of the most groundbreaking chapters in urban crime mitigation and could be named the academic father of community policing. Yeah, I got to sit four …

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The Final Stretch

I must say, I’m a bit jealous of everyone who feels right on track as far as their projects are going, and those of you who don’t feel overwhelmed at all. It must be nice, haha. While I’m not feeling so stressed out that I don’t think I’ll be able to complete what I need …

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Mini Reflection

Week 8!! I can’t believe there’s only two more weeks left in the program. I feel like leaving Detroit is going to be bittersweet because I’ve really enjoyed living in the city this summer but I’m excited to move back to Ann Arbor as well. I’ve never been a stranger to the Detroit but I’ve …

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RAISE THE WAGE!

Wednesday marked  4 years since the minimum wage was last increased. The federal tipped minimum wage has been frozen at $2.13 per hour for 22 years (its $2.65 in Michigan). I-along with our Chef at Colors and one of our ROC members- went down to Russell Street Deli at Eastern Market to have a press …

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