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Jan 17, 2020
Posted by Alyssa Williams
Co-written by Alyssa Williams
I have a confession - I’m a shopaholic. Over the years I’ve been able to rein in my habit but I still have a shoppers… Read more
Jan 13, 2020
by Paulette Bolofer-Fulkerson
Kelsey at the Ally Challenge in 2019 where over $1.5M was raised for local charities. She volunteered during the day and was able to attend… Read more
Jan 7, 2020
by Deirdre Greene Groves
Tell us about your personal history and what drew you to apply to Challenge Detroit. ALANA -- When I applied for Challenge Detroit, I had… Read more
Dec 16, 2019
by Paulette Bolofer-Fulkerson
Elena Luedy, a 2019-2020 Challenge Detroit Fellow at host company Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA), grew up in Canton, Michigan. Elena graduated from Bryn Mawr… Read more
Dec 9, 2019
by Paulette Bolofer-Fulkerson
Haley Jakabcsin, a 2019-2020 Challenge Detroit Fellow, grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She attended Northwestern University in Chicago where she graduated with a Bachelors… Read more
Dec 2, 2019
Posted by Shelley Danner
Co-written by Dillon Brown, Elena Luedy, Maleeha Ayub, Lauren Gallagher and Harmony Rhodes
“Leadership is not just about taking charge, it could be just looking out for someone and having their back,” said Darell from Central High school.… Read more
Dec 2, 2019
by Dezha Willoughby, Samantha Rudelich, Danielle Shields, Renee Pellegrini and Andrew Moss
As the Outreach and Partnerships Team, for our first challenge of the year with Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), we heard from multiple key… Read more
Dec 2, 2019
by Alyssa Williams, Adit Ahmed, Kaitlin Lapka, Jacob Jones and Rachel Pisano
"We were blown away by how confident and leadership-driven DPSCD students are, and they were extremely kind and caring of each other. Our key insight… Read more
Dec 2, 2019
by Lizzie DePentu, Jillian Hurst, Zane Birenbaum, Kaitlyn Miklovich and Charnae Sanders
As part of our first challenge project this fall, the Conference Design Team was presented with the design question, “How might we co-design a leadership… Read more
Dec 2, 2019
by Kelsey Manoogian, Haley Jakabcsin, Jordan Truesdale, Chloe Kinsey and Chad Slider
“We learned that students have a craving to learn, experience, and grow. Throughout this project, we kept students at the forefront of every asset developed… Read more