lyuch – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program


Week 5

I just finished a site visit with my coworkers today. We went to one of our past graduate’s fashion businesses BeHer, a boutique store aimed to empower women. It is a very meaningful experience. For me, I learned why neighborhood and economic development organizations have been so attentive on sending business into physical locations despite …

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Week 4:

In the past week, I learned a lot from my assigned researches about the Detroit demographic and economic development non-profit landscape. My co-workers and I did a deep dive into Detroit immigrant population to assist with ProsperUs immigrant fellowship application. I noticed through census data that two neighborhoods close to Dearborn and Hamtramck has absorbed …

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New week, New me

This has been a really hectic week, but really fulfilling. I went back to Ann Arbor and almost missed my bus to come back 🙂 Anyway I found a really cool hat at Eastern Market during the Juneteenth Festival, and for the first time learned about its history in depth. I also went a little …

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Week 2

Literally rushing to get it in before the contemporary art museum visit. I am researching with ProsperUs this summer! ProsperUs is a community development financial institution. It provides micro-lending services, entrepreneurship training and other business assistance to prospective entrepreneurs in Detroit, who lack accessibility to traditional banking services. ProsperUs puts equity at the center of …

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My first week

Hi everyone, this is Chen writing under the big double rainbow (cr. to Caitlin who first spotted it)! I am planning to work in urban planning and policy, so Detroit definitely provides an opportunity to engage with these topics in a real-world context. I am working with ProsperUs, a micro-lending organization, this summer. They are …

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