Betsaida Valdivia – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Betsaida Valdivia

Wellness Check and Plant Check – Taking a Moment

I appreciate the workplace culture of EcoWorks because of the connections and learning it provides through the plethora of dialogues, allowing me to connect with different departments, and promoting monthly staff meetings. A prominent theme, particularly in staff meetings, are the wellness checks in the beginning. Last Monday I was invited to be part of …

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EcoWorks Adapting to Change

Working at EcoWorks has been very insightful in many ways. Recently, I have gained how immersed and interdependent non-profit organizations are in Detroit. Their interdependence with the community they serve and collaborative initiatives with communities such as Yorkshire, HOPE Village, and South West Detroit has provided me more context and knowledge of how community decisions …

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