dahika – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program


Week 6

3 weeks left! It’s so hard to believe that we’re more than halfway through. I’m excited for the next week as it’s finally leading up to the Health Fair that FOP has been preparing for! I’m excited and nervous since I don’t know what to expect, but based on what I heard from everyone involved, …

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Week 5: Mr. Rowe

It’s been a busy week! Over the past 5 weeks, I’ve learned so much about Friends of Parkside, and especially about my mentor, the one behind it all. I learned how Mr. Rowe was a resident of the Village of Parkside, and it was his mother who he took after later in life. His mother …

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Week 4

Can’t believe it’s been 4 weeks into the program! In interacting with the community of Friends of Parkside, I can say with certainty that they are all passionate people. The culture that exists with FOP is very welcoming. As the majority of the staff are residents of the community that they serve, everyone knows everyone, …

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Week One: Introductions

Greetings! My name is Dahika Ahmed (she/her/hers) and I am a rising junior majoring in Psychology with potentially minoring in Gender and Health. I am a Bengali-Muslim American as well as a proud daughter of a single mother. I was born in Detroit and raised in Hamtramck, a diverse and predominantly immigrant-populated city within Detroit …

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