Once I arrive to TechTown, I usually sit in the co-working space or one of the smaller working cubbies. After I am settled, I go to the fridge to see if there is any orange juice left over. During the day, I usually run into Derrin and we briefly discuss upcoming plans for the week. Derrin is a managing director at TechTown. His job primarily focuses on managing the SWOT program, overseeing mentorship with businesses and proposing new ideas to build enterprises within the communities of Detroit. The time spent at TechTown during the day is dedicated to completing the work that was not finished from the day before. This work could include new projects that have been assigned as well. TechTown usually has some event going on. The DTX program at TechTown always invites in professional speakers to help with the program and provide business advice. Isaac, the planning director at TechTown, arranges for different catering companies to come into the kitchen and serve lunch. I usually go to the kitchen to check out which catering company came for the day and what they are offering.
The days at TechTown are generally routine unless the group takes a field trip into one of the neighborhoods that TechTown is currently working with. Once the day is over, I head back to Wayne State! While I’m on Wayne State’s campus, I walk around and look for a place to get dinner. If it is one of the days that we have an enrichment program, then I return to my room and prepare for the activities later.