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Week 9

Welp, We are here and our time has come to an end. I truly say I didn’t know the huge impact that being in this program has been. The biggest lesson I believe that I gained from this experience that I didn’t have an understanding of in the first week is the way I need …

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Week 9

My first blog post makes me smile. I was so excited for the summer, so unsure of what was coming ahead, but so eager. I didn’t really know what to expect, but I did say that I recognized this summer could possibly change my outlook on life and my future career. This most certainly came …

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Week 8

My favorite group events were the two Jamon Jordan tours we took as a group. I really enjoyed hearing about the gentrification of Detroit from his voice. It’s one thing to learn about history from a book or a classroom, but entirely different to hear it while touring the sites being taught. I appreciated how …

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Week 9

I was speaking with my supervisor today about my first blog post and we talked about how on point I was about everything that actually took place at my placement. I have developed so many skills this summer. I learned about project management skills at Friends Of Parkside while planning and organizing the health fair. …

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Week 9

Oh my gosh, my first letter was so melodramatic. Really, “I don’t know if I will be enough for this program”? It’s how I was feeling, but now I know that I didn’t need to worry about that. I have gained confidence and skills that are hard to put into words. I learned how to …

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Week 9

A motivation I had for participating in Focus Hope was to see the organization from a different perspective and my time there introduced me to multiple sections of the organization. I was able to work with the organization to help different groups people, ranging from kids to adults. Although I got a great exposure to …

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Week 9

Well, this is it.  Looking back at my first blog post I am pleasantly surprised by how many of my goals I have successfully checked off.  The first of these was to be a self-sufficient adult.  This is something I am very happy about as I worried about my ability to work and then cook …

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Reflection

I have learned so much about community work and what it entails this summer. I have evolved in the number of things I learned this summer. Just to mention one of the many things I learned, I went on several walkthroughs for the house that WND is renovating and I learned a lot about house …

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