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.
Getting a tour of Ponyride is always such a treat. Students are able to get a glimpse of a wide array of social and commercial enterprises that are within the rehabilitated walls of this old abandoned warehouse.