Grace Tate – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Grace Tate

Looking Back

After reading my first blog post it made my heart heavy to realize how far we’ve come. It truly boggles my mind how fast these few weeks have gone and how quickly I had to adapt to working online and learning new things. I had composed an email to my supervisors with a list of …

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Summer Learning

Over the course of 8 weeks, I had not expected to learn the amount of knowledge I had over the short (but surprisingly fast) amount of time. I enjoyed all of the guest speakers that had come and talked to our group, I can confidently say that I learned something new from each speaker. Specifically, …

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Week 6 Update!

Working with my community partner, Chandler Park Conservancy, during week 6 has probably been one of the most eventful weeks! One thing I am passionate about is finding ways to benefit our environment. I will be teaching youth 8-11 about environmental stewardship, specifically, stormwater management and water taking place in our ecosystem. This week I …

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Week 5: Let’s put an end to Food Insecurity!

Article link:https://www.forbes.com/sites/maggiemcgrath/2020/06/09/is-there-a-hack-for-solving-food-insecurity-these-young-leaders-think-they-found-a-solution/#3d6961d87257 Video Link: https://www.forbes.com/video/6162469571001/ Food insecurity is a prevalent issue that affects over 48% of Detroiters. This inequality is due to layers of problems that have left families facing starvation and lack of proper nutrition. I have always been passionate about addressing the food desert problem in Detroit and it was comforting to find …

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Chandler Park Conservancy!

Over the summer, I have the pleasure of working with Chandler Park Conservancy (CPC)! Chandler Park Conservancy is a non-profit organization located on Detroit’s Eastside. My community partners’ mission is to provide environmental stewardship, recreational activities, and conservation opportunities (if you couldn’t tell from their name:)) for the community. Along with the work they provide …

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