This week we began work with our partner sites! The students are learning more about their placements and starting to develop plans and goals for the summer. They are also adjusting to life in the apartments! This week they demonstrated some innovative cooking skills and had their first group meal at Pegasus in Greektown. For some students, it was their very first taste of Greek food!
It's been an exciting first few days in the program! We have been learning about this incredible city through a bus tour, scavenger hunt, and a trip to the Henry Ford Museum and Factory. We've also been preparing for our first day through a consulting workshop and group activity. Believe it or not, we were able to work together to make pretty stable towers out of spaghetti and tape!
We had a direct service day at Recovery Park in Detroit! Recovery Park's mission is to create jobs for people with barriers to employment. Their development strategy is to leverage the city's underutilized assets: a large available workforce, abundant open space, access to fresh water, extensive infrastructure and a wide array of manufacturing and tech companies. They believe in creating job opportunities for Detroit’s residents and in helping returning citizens and challenged workers return to the work force.