August 2018 – Page 2 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

August 2018

Survival Spanish

I’m sitting here, reading my letter from the very first week of the program, feeling just as nervous as I did then. For the same reasons I am still anxious: I want to do a good job, I want to impress my bosses, and I want to come off capable and intelligent. The difference is …

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Wrapping Up

As DCBRP wraps up, it’s interesting to look back on my thoughts from the first week of the program. Time has gone by so quickly, and there are still so many things I wish I had time to do. While I was very hopeful that I would get to practice some of my Spanish this summer, …

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I remember one of the application prompts to the DCBRP asked something along the lines of ‘What do you see as Detroit’s future?’ I had been out of Detroit for pretty much all of my developed mind, and so I started googling prospects for the City. It turned up with economic development plans, tech-industry investments, and even a few stories about …

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“It’s Been Real”

Dear Peggy, I’m sincerely impressed with what you’ve accomplished this summer. Coming into the program, you didn’t know the first thing about Environmental Justice–the prospect of learning even ONE thing from the infamous ‘Rhonda Anderson’ at the Sierra Club was exciting enough. But look– not only do you have a wealth of knowledge about environmental impacts in …

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Week Nine

I wrote my first blog post on my 4th day at Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision. Today was day 43 of 45! I can’t believe that it is already practically over when I feel like my work is just beginning. I have definitely learned a lot through this experience, and as usual I learned a lot …

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