It’s amazing to look back and take in just how much the deconstruction project on Dubois Street in Poletown East has connected so many parts of my life and the people I interact with the most today. In fact, my experiences with this project served as the foundation and inspiration for my impact project with […]
During our last group challenge of the year we had the opportunity to work with RecoveryPark located near the Chene-Ferry area commonly known as Poletown East. RecoveryPark (one word, http://recoverpark.org) is a non-profit established in 2010 who’s mission is to create jobs for people with barriers to employment through urban agriculture. For the last few years, […]
Year 4 of Challenge Detroit is nearing it’s end and we are on our final group challenge before we head into our own individual impact projects. While it’s been a great year meeting new people, working at host companies, and leadership skill building on Friday’s with all of our partners, as we enter June all of […]
In case you missed it, last week was an exciting week here in Detroit as many major developments were announced. Let’s take a look and see what happened:
MLS Stadium Proposal: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/2016/04/27/mls-soccer-detroit-gilbert/83593500/
General Overview: This announcement was special to me because the press conference was held live in my office at Rossetti. I’ve never witnessed something like […]
“Historically, strong urban development begins with a vibrant city core and is something thriving modern cities work to provide for their residents. And there are people in Detroit who want this, and DDP (Downtown Detroit Partnership) wants this.
But through our research over the last 5 weeks we’ve found that Detroit seems to have this extra […]
While it’s not 100% here yet (and may not be until May knowing Michigan), we’ve received a glimpse of spring here in Detroit the past two weekends with 60+ degree February weather on Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 28th.
It’s no secret that we’ve had an unusually mild winter here in Detroit. I almost called […]
Since the dawn of my time I have been a Detroit Red Wings fan. When I was a kid my room was heavily decorated in memorabilia and pictures. My parents further promoted this enthusiasm by decorating a bathroom with red and white, we purchased a Red Wings upholstered chair from a local furniture store (who […]
Meet April. April is my 3rd roommate. She belongs to my human roommate (Jamiil), and this month I’m sharing some thoughts about living with a dog in the D:
Apartment Searching: At first, when Jamiil and I were apartment shopping I wasn’t sure how I would feel about living with a dog in the city. Not to […]
When I was a small child I remember attending America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit with my parents, aunt & uncle, and cousins. My uncle, who worked construction would bring two ladders and a long plank with him. Once we had our spot, he would set up the ladders and place the board across them […]
There were many things I enjoyed about our first challenge over the last 5 weeks. It was great meeting business owners all over the city, great doing work inside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, and great finally getting to work together in groups of fellows and get to know each other even more. But […]