June 2024 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

June 2024

Week 4 at DREAM

I can’t believe we’re almost halfway through DCERP! Time has been flying by so fast but I’ve loved every minute of working at DREAM. One thing that I’ve been introduced to while working in the community and attending events and dinners with community members is bean pie. Now, I know bean pie might sound a […]

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Week 4 at DREAM

Being part of Dream of Detroit has been an incredible experience, one that has significantly enriched my life. In just a few weeks, I’ve been warmly welcomed into a community with supportive, inspiring, and dedicated individuals. Even though it’s only been four weeks, I’ve already gained so much knowledge. I’m eagerly looking forward to discovering

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Week 4

Hi everyone! For week 4, I’m going to reflect on How to Kill a City, specifically, the parts about Detroit. The biggest thing that stood out for me in the book was its new perspective on the “comeback” of Detroit. Detroit has obviously had some rough moments in its history, from riots and even bankruptcy.

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Week 4 at KGD

Working at KGD has been really fun this week, especially when I helped at the farm dinner on Monday. During the nicer months, KGD hosts a monthly farm dinner for Garden Resource Program (GRP) members. I talked about GRP in my week 2 blog post. For the farm dinners, KGD partners with chefs to make

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Week 4:

Free Form  As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m currently based at the Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center, and I’m really enjoying my placement here. I love their mission and the work they do. I can say that their work aligns with me and my personal beliefs so it makes my experience that much more exciting.  I

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[WEEK 4] My Community

My nonprofit organization is deeply committed to serving the local Hispanic communities with care and dedication. Over the first month, I had the immense pleasure of meeting a wide array of incredible individuals, including enthusiastic volunteers, dedicated sports coaches, and children who are passionate about athletics. These interactions have been truly inspiring, as I’ve witnessed

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Week 4

The workplace culture in the Northwest Activity Center is a lot different than working in retail. Everybody seems to make it their responsibility to be almost family with their coworkers. Everybody in the building knows so much about each other and helps each other out despite what program they are part of. In my AtBat

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Week 4

This week, I wanted to write about some of my findings since working at Hitha Healing House on the Nurturing Roots Maternal Program. One thing that I learned is the importance of a strong support system during the postpartum phase. One in five mothers experience some sort of mental health problem during pregnancy or within

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Week 4

Reflecting on the work culture/environment of Brilliant Detroit, it is a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Most of my colleagues are quite a few years older than I am, apart from the other interns who are also college students. However, I usually don’t work with the other interns and work with their permanent employees. Even

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