The organization I was placed with was 826michigan, in which Lily and I will be working for. Their mission is to help public schools in Detroit and offer the younger students an opportunity to improve their writing skills in every way possible. The project I’ll be working on is collaborating with 826michigan to have a successful Writer’s Club in which young students of all ages can come in and work on different aspects of their writing. Another project that will be worked on is sending writing kits to families that ask for it too! Lastly, Lily and I will be working to publish the student’s work as well and show off the work they’ve done throughout the summer.
So far the DCERP program has been a blast! I enjoyed interacting with the fellows tonight and getting to know everyone. What the learning group is looking to explore together are looking into different ways that Racism can be stopped and controlled around the world. Lately we’ve just been talking over our own experiences and seeing how we’ve all been affected as well as how different things influence racism in the world. We’re still looking for ways in which we could do around the communities but we’re working so well together and I’m really enjoying seeing the group every meeting!