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So far Yesenia Castaneda has created 10 blog entries.

Sunny D!

Summer is in full swing in Detroit! And every Detroiter is eager to take in as much sun as is humanly possible.  Here are the best places to get your daily does of vitamin D in Detroit.

The Beach at Campus Martius Park- http://downtowndetroitparks.com/parks/Campus-Martius

Sand, music, and drinks in the heart of Downtown Detroit.  Need I say more?

The Heidelberg […]

In a week

Now that I am 8 months into Challenge Detroit, I can confidently saw I have a handle on my life as week. Want to know what a week in the life of a Fellow looks it? Keep reading …

Monday
I have to be at DTE at 8:00am, so I wake up at 6:00am to get shower, […]

Can I have a #3 with a side of sustainability?

It’s time for personal impact projects! Working on a design thinking project without a team is slightly overwhelming but also exciting. We started to think about impact projects about 3 months ago. At that time, I had no idea what I wanted to do. There is so much I am interested in and there are […]

Motorless City: I get by with a little help from my friends

Do you remember getting your first car? I do! Mine was a 2005 Navy Blue Toyota Corrolla. I loved that car. That car got me through college, my first job, and grad. school. It moved from California to Arizona. It drove me and friends to the beach and back. It survived 2 fender benders and […]

Detroit feels like home

I can’t tell you the exact moment that it happened, but at some point Detroit started to feel like home. Trying to pinpoint the exact moment is likely an impossible task; this homey and comforting feeling is the cumulative effect of subtle, insignificant moments that happen everyday.

Detroit feels like home because there is a security guard that greets […]

What exactly is a Welcoming City?

Confused about the status of Detroit as a Welcoming City? Well, you’re not alone. I am too!  I was familiar with Sanctuary Cities-cities that does not use city resources to enforce federal immigration laws and will not turn undocumented immigrants for federal detention.

This week, however, Mayor Duggan released a statement stating “The City of Detroit is […]

1, 2, 3. . .Downtown Detroit’s 3rd spaces.

What makes a city feel like home? I will give you a hint: It’s not the place you live. It’s the place you CHOOSE to live a few hours of your life. The field of urban design has a name for these places:

3rd space: Environments you willing to occupy (like café, bars, restaurant, libraries, ect…)

2nd […]

SOMOS DETROIT

The results of the presidential election changed a lot for me. It changed the way I view the US, and the way I view myself as a Latina in the US. When I show up to work, I am no longer Yesenia the Challenge Detroit Fellow. I am Yesenia the Latinos are not all criminals, […]

But, first inclusiveness then coffee.

Very few things make me as happy as nesting in coffee shop. I love the process of creating an idealistic to-do list, rounding up my laptop and headphones, and setting off for a day of productivity. Detroit is developing a great coffee culture with handful of standout coffee shop Downtown, Midtown, and West Village. After being to 7 […]

Detroit. It’s a lot…

I’ve lived in Detroit for 5 weeks and I am completely under qualified to make all but one assertion: Detroit. It’s a lot…

Detroit is a lot of history, it’s a lot of emerging energy, it’s a lot of opinions, and it’s a lot of caring communities.  I will only ever be privy to a fraction of Detroit, but I am grateful to have […]