2018 Cohort

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Press Release:

Orientation date: March 31, 2018

From April 2-7, twelve Detroit-area high school students will work with four Detroit-serving community groups at the Detroit Historical Museum in an intensive program that uses the history of Detroit’s 1967 uprising, combined with design thinking concepts to address current social issues facing the city. The students were grouped and assigned to one of our four participating community partner organizations that each had a connection to the events of July 1967. Those include:

  • Karasi Development Group

  • Detroit Police Department

  • Belle Isle Conservancy

  • Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University

Students will work with their partners to use the design process to address social issues facing their community partners around the following topic areas:

  • Race Relations

  • Youth Engagement and Leadership

  • Neighboorhood Advancement

  • Economic Inclusion and Opportunity

Final presentations on April 7 will showcase the student designers’ work.

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