Student Blog – Page 4 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Week 4

The workplace culture in the Northwest Activity Center is a lot different than working in retail. Everybody seems to make it their responsibility to be almost family with their coworkers. Everybody in the building knows so much about each other and helps each other out despite what program they are part of. In my AtBat […]

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Week 4

This week, I wanted to write about some of my findings since working at Hitha Healing House on the Nurturing Roots Maternal Program. One thing that I learned is the importance of a strong support system during the postpartum phase. One in five mothers experience some sort of mental health problem during pregnancy or within

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Week 4

Reflecting on the work culture/environment of Brilliant Detroit, it is a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Most of my colleagues are quite a few years older than I am, apart from the other interns who are also college students. However, I usually don’t work with the other interns and work with their permanent employees. Even

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Week 4

For this blog, I will be writing about the cultural cues I have received at my worksite. As expected, most of my colleagues are older than I am. The second youngest is still 5 years older than I am, but despite that, we manage to get along well. This reflects the community we serve. SDBA

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Week 3

For my project I have been learning all about Detroit history with a special focus on the political aspect. The most interesting thing would definitely be the race riots that occurred around 1943 and 1967 because they both seemed to be pivotal points in history where history kind of exploded. I have also learned that

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Week 3 at DREAM

One thing I’ve come to especially appreciate about DREAM in the last few weeks is how it often works in partnership with other community organizations for the good of the people they serve. Instead of each organization working independently, I think it’s beautiful that DREAM emphasizes the importance of collaboration with other community organizations. This

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Week 3

Something I learned about Detroit after working with my community organization is that a non-profit can operate in an organized manner while also having a fun and casual atmosphere. The pandemic increased accessibility for people working in the organization and children who want to take tutoring lessons as now they can do so remotely. I

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Week 3 at DREAM

As a member of Dream of Detroit, I often find myself working and meeting at various coffee shops across the city. One of my favorite spots (I’ve heard about this coffee shop since joining the DREAM team) is The Congregation. It originally was a church then was transformed into a coffee shop after the building

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Week 3 at KGD

One thing I’ve learned about Detroit since working at KGD is that Detroit has an extensive history of farming. Before colonization, the indigenous people did not view land as something that could be owned. They viewed land as living and shared with the community. However, when the French colonized the Detroit area, they divided the

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