It was great to see the students full of pride for their huge accomplishments! Good Job Everyone
There is a quickening as the program comes to its final week! It's hared to believe so many experiences can happen in such a short time.
Duke past and present joined to break bread and play ~ visit to Detroit Hives a non-profit dedicated to including honey bee's in the cities regenerative plan~ Service work with Gleaners Food bank ~ Women showing up for themselves in amazing and courageous ways~ Contemplation at the Detroit Institute of Art~ And Milestones.
The students are working hard and participating in so many of the opportuntiies this great city has to offer. From Community Gardens, Dinner invitations, to a Living Motown Legend! Enjoy some Highlight from the week.....
As we are approaching the end of the 3rd work week, the synergy between the group is deepening. Here are some highlights of shared moments at enrichments, group meals, and lunch breaks!
Tigers game~Motown Museum~Detroit Public Television~Mexican Town and Downdown~
It has been a full orientation week and transformation is in the air here in Detroit. And the Jounrey Begins....
A few highlights
~ Detroit Soup ~
~ Eastern Market ~ Henry Ford Museum ~ Scavenger Hunt ~ River Walk ~
It's been an incredible, life-changing eight weeks for the students in DukeEngage Detroit. This week they gave their final presentations and enjoyed one last group meal with ice cream before heading home to Duke. Each student had a chance to share the work they have been doing over the summer and discuss the impact it had on themselves, their agencies, and the Detroit community at large. Each student contributed their unique perspective to their work and left with new knowledge, tools, and experiences that will help them in their educational and professional development. Yet perhaps the biggest impact the program had was the relationships the students developed with one another.
This week some of our students took a tour of Detroit and learned about the eight mile wall. As a group, we also learned more about this history and future of General Motors, who discussed their Zero Zero Zero policy. We practiced embodying GMs values of "being bold" by asking questions about the exciting, innovative work that this company is doing in Detroit! We also attended a sushi dinner in which students got a chance to talk more to current interns and employees about their work in the company and city.
This week we enjoyed a group reflection led by our very own Blake McCann, who is working with ProsperUS this summer. Blake led us in a discussion on food choices and how these contribute to privilege, connection, and at times, discrimination or exclusion. We enjoyed a delicious meal from Guadalajara, a local restaurant. We also visited the Museum of African American History, were we came face to face with the rich, complex, and difficult history of African American individuals in the United States.