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Week 3

My time working with Brilliant Detroit so far has showed me how strong of a community Detroit is, and how resilient and dedicated its community members are to strengthening their community and the families that live in it. The mentors I have at Brilliant are all extremely passionate, kind, and hard-working people who genuinely care […]

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Week 3

Something that I have learned about Detroit since I started working at my organization is that Detroit has a lot of resources for postpartum support, but a lot of people who could benefit from it are unaware of what resources are available. I hope that by interning at Hitha Healing House this summer and creating

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Week 3

At my organization and during outings with other DCERP students, one thing I noticed about Detroit is its vibrant mural culture, especially in Southwest Detroit. I learned about prominent mural artists such as Freddy Diaz and Elton Monroy Duran, both of which painted some of the most famous murals in Southwest Detroit. At SDBA, I

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Week 2 at DREAM

Hello! As I mentioned in my last blog post, I’m working as a research fellow at DREAM of Detroit, a non-profit focused on community organizing, economic development, and housing development for Detroit’s Muslim community this summer.  My research project is focused on studying as well as contributing to DREAM’s policy and legal initiatives that benefit

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Week 2

Hello again! This summer I am working with the Detroit Department of Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity (CRIO). CRIO’s was created to address civil rights and ethics in Detroit, but over the years has evolved where the goal is now to hear the voices of Detroit and handle complaints, assure accessibility, and work to provide

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My community placement is at Brilliant Detroit, a non-profit that works with children from 0-8 years old and their families to set them up for success and provide any needed resources free of charge. There are currently 19 Brilliant Detroit sites that are spread out in different Detroit neighborhoods. Brilliant Detroit’s mission is to “provide

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Week 2

Hi Everyone! I can’t believe it’s already week 2 already, where has the time gone? It’s been great to get to meet everyone and learn more about you. The site that I’m working at is LGBT Detroit. From their website, their mission is to “Activate, amplify, and sustain LGBT+ culture, education, advocacy, and human rights.”

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Week 2 at KGD

Hello, everyone! This is Peace, and as I mentioned in my first post, I’m working with Keep Growing Detroit (KGD) this summer. KGD’s mission is to promote a food sovereign city of Detroit where all fruits and vegetables consumed by residents are grown by residents. To meet this goal, KGD operates an urban farm and

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Week 2!!

My organization is called AtBat and is located in the Southfield region of Detroit. This program offers an opportunity for students to maintain physical and academic strength through the long summer. It is also an opportunity for parents to leave their kids somewhere safe while at work. So far I have been making lessons for

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