I do not think I can do anything personally to help Detroit “rise from the ashes.” I believe that is a collective and sustained effort that needs to be done and cannot be achieved by someone staying for only 45 days. However, what I want to do in the next 45 days is really understand this city in a deeper way and contribute to it in any small way I can. I am keen to continue my passion of refugee rights here in Detroit, specifically mentoring refugee children which I have done at Duke and in London. Having done some initial research, Freedom House Detroit seems as if they are doing work along these lines and I want to explore this further. Moreover, I really am interested in my work at Street Democracy, where I am creating a report on how it would be economically more beneficial to not send people to jail for certain misdemeanors, but rather help them solve their problems.