June 2017 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

June 2017

Week 5 DCBRP Micah Griggs

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/05/29/stem-girls-programs/102301984/ As the need for STEM employees grows each year, this article touches on the need to unleash untapped potential and create STEM opportunities for underrepresented communities. Students from Detroit Edison Academy participated in national STEM competitions and were able to enhance and learn new engineering skills, meet other students with similar backgrounds, and go […]

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a heart for art

http://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/detroit/2017/06/27/nearly-half-of-detroit-schools-offered-no-music-or-art-last-year-next-year-could-be-different/ Ever since starting on this project Art For Learning’s Sake, my senses have all become highly attuned to anything related to arts in education here in Detroit, from brochures to child care centres and etc. This article that I came across made me glad, simply because one of the main impetus for this project

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Week 5: Urban Farming, Race, and History

https://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/why-its-important-for-black-farmers-to-take-the-lead-on-detroits-urban-farms/Content?oid=4178833 The title of this article intrigued me because my internship on an urban farm consists of me, a white intern, working with Naim, the black director of Hope House, along with other black interns L’Oreal (a former DCBRPer!) and Lamar, who lives a few streets away from Hope House. I have thought about the issues

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http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/2017/06/30/detroit-hustles-harder-clothing/441275001/ Wow! Detroit has come a very long way.  Reading this article gave me a very hopeful and grateful outlook on Detroit. This article was about the 10th year anniversary of Detroit Hustles harder clothing line. It explains what this clothing line represents and how this clothing line has had a major impact on Detroit.

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Week 5-O

http://www.freep.com/story/news/columnists/rochelle-riley/2017/06/25/rochelle-riley-fix-detroit-fixing-citys-schools/424734001/ It seems that a conversation about the many problems/issues facing Detroit and its residents goes back to the repression of a group of people. The usual victims being people of color and poor people. The most damaging assault on these groups, in my opinion, has been on the educational system in the city. Being

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Week 5: The Shiny New Detroit

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/taking-back-detroit/see-detroit.html This article represents one side of Detroit very well. It represents the hopeful Detroit that everyone talks about as on the rise. The side of Detroit that I don’t see much from this article is the Detroit that is getting by on its own and has been for years. The Detroit that doesn’t like

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“For Impact Corportations”

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2017/06/01/nonprofit-institution-impact-varner/102408450/ This article talked about how we think of nonprofits and proposes that since they are actually making money (and putting it back into the community), they should instead be thought of as For Impact Corporations. I thought this was really interesting because I would eventually like to work for a nonprofit and have been

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http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2017/06/15/dead-seagulls-make-horrifying-scene-west-jefferson-ave/396567001/ This article is about the large amount of dead seagulls being found on Jefferson. I remember everyone in my office discussing the seagulls when they first began to appear. Everyone assumed the seagulls were dying from exposure to some sort of pollutant, as Southwest Detroit is a heavily polluted area.  I received email threads

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