The Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance (CRCAA) and Team GM Cares are committed to community action and the success of the Cody Rouge residents. Their mission is to revitalize and sustain a healthy community where residents have access to and promote a high quality of life. By creating and assisting strong families, producing high quality […]
It’s season, and with wedding season comes a lot of excitement, decision-making and stress. I didn’t even have a wedding OR wedding celebration, and I still felt a ton of a pressure to make our event a good time for our guests.
At the beginning (my story):
Like I said, we didn’t have a […]
The relationship between language and culture is a fundamental principle of communication studies. While this relationship can seem obvious in examples, it can be difficult to identify language barriers and cultural influences that can easily divide people.
With Challenge #5 our team was challenged with the design question, “How might we support culturally aware engagement practices when […]
Why & How
In The Creative Community Builder’s Handbook by Tom Borrup he emphasizes the value of community ownership during a project to ensure that the community at large is included in planning and development from even the earliest of phases. Additionally, it is important to collect an asset inventory of a neighborhood and learn the […]
I’ve learned a lot this month, mostly insight from my passionate and talented peers and coworkers. I am learning. Some parts of this city are still new to me, even 6 years later, but mostly I am always discovering something new about the social dynamics of Detroit’s many neighborhoods.
Whenever nonprofit work is supported by […]
Challenge #1 has a place in my heart. Not only did I get to start off my year with Challenge Detroit on an awesome Sports Development team, but I got to see the project grow from its inception, all the way through to its celebratory pizza party last weekend. Our first challenge partner was […]
Perspective is .
It can enlighten us and debunk our misconceptions, but it can also blind us and our ignorance.
In many instances today in America, being Arab, or Muslim, can be considered so that accusing someone of belonging or being related to that ethnic group is basically equivalent to an insult. These cultural […]
What’s your ?
What’s your ?
My secret to escaping involves a lot of colour, inspiration, and often times a mess; painting is my escape. “Adulting”, as I like to commonly blame, has distracted me from this hobby because unless artistic requirements are a part of a mandatory assignment, the discipline tends to fade into the […]
On Thanksgiving morning, I loaded into a car to be delivered to residents in the city. I shared a route with a friend and stranger.
to complete our task, we called the first resident on our drive to their house. He was waiting in the street when we arrived. Swiftly, we exited the […]
Like many crazy days before, I pulled into TacoBell late one evening with the cravings. Impatient at the sight of a long drive-thru line, I pulled into park and ran inside to order. After that I stepped to the side of the cashiers line, I realized I had now joined a very testy group […]