August 2015 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

August 2015

Goodbye for Now

Hello again Ashley, Well, the ten weeks are up. Despite having to switch placements, the occasional difficulty that comes with living with five other girls and of having only two bathrooms and some personal struggles and barriers, I am happy that I joined this program and that I have lived in Detroit for the past …

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The Final Countdown!

Dear Drew, It’s me/you again. You there, kiddo? Well, this is the end. You’re probably sitting in your room, getting ready for the exhibition, and packing now. Looking back on that first letter, I can say that you haven’t done everything you said that you were going to do, but you made improvements as a …

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As I reflect back on myself from 10 weeks ago, I am truly happy with my growth. Being a native of Detroit, I have always been very passionate about my city. That passion has grown immensely over the course of the this program. I have learned so much about the issues and current state of …

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It’s so hard to believe that the program is over already! It truly seems like just yesterday that I was moving my junk into the apartments and getting lost on the way to my placement. This has been a summer full of new experiences for me– in May, I was thrown in to managing a greenhouse I …

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Week 10

I have had such an amazing experience during the DCBRP! These ten weeks have gone by so fast, which has just become another reminder that school is quickly approaching. I could not have asked to be assigned to a better placement, Metro Matters was the best! From the project itself, to the staff, everything was …

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