June 2022 – Page 6 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

June 2022

Week One: My City

Hello! My name is Diya Mitchell and I am a rising sophomore at the University of Michigan. To me, a community is a group of people living in a specific area that share similarities and differences, yet they live as one. They understand each other’s culture, they understand the land. Detroit is a community filled …

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First Week in Detroit: What is Community?

Howdy y’all, I’m Keegan. I’m a first-gen college student from Grand Rapids.  I’m studying sociology with a law, justice, and social change sub-major and minors in history and American culture. I’ve also enjoyed working with policy research groups like Poverty Solutions and CHEAR on research related to police reform, poverty, distanced learning, and racial equity.  …

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Hi, my name is Jessica Trinh and I’m a rising Senior from Chicago. Community means to me a place where everyone belongs and has a purpose. I was interested in doing community work in Detroit because I wanted to see the similarities and differences of the issues in the communities compared to where I’m from. …

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Hi!! I’m Jillian and I’m studying Community and Global Public Health at U-M! I’m excited to be part of the DCERP program and work in Detroit.  The word community can mean many things, as it can refer to a place, group, or feeling. To me, community is best described as a feeling. It is a …

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Week One: Starting New

Hello hello! I’m Aminata Ndiaye, a rising sophomore in Environmental Engineering at UM. I seek to work in the intersections of climate, food, water, energy, and justice. A formal definition of community discusses people who have a specific characteristic in common. This definition removes a lot of the real meaning and strength of community. To …

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First week feelings

Hey everybody, my name is Olivia and I’m working at the MSU Extension Detriot Partnership for Food Learning, and Innovation(DPFLI). my goal is to become a doctor who is easily accessible to African-American women in underserved communities. So I was drawn to DCERP because I wanted to learn more about the Detroit Community. One skill …

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