The Final Day of Service

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]Our final day of service was spent working with Forgotten Harvest for a second day, this time at their farm, which sits on over 95 acres of donated land in Fenton, MI, about an hour outside of Detroit. We spent the morning harvesting collard greens and preparing the watermelon fields for cultivation. During lunch Read More…

Forgotten Harvest

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]Today brought us to our third non-profit partner of our trip, Forgotten Harvest. We spent the day re-packaging food that would otherwise have gone to waste, and putting together food for lunches. When we got back to the hostel we had the opportunity to talk to Emma, an SStS Detroit alumna who lives in Read More…

The Tumaini Center and the Bell Building

We started our day at Neighborhood Service Organization’s Tumaini Center, learning about the services available to Detroit’s homeless population and their “housing first” approach. We then headed to Bell House, which provides permanent, supportive housing for homeless adults, where we prepared and served lunch and played bingo with some of the residents. Patrick – At Read More…

The Center for Children

We returned to Focus:HOPE today, this time to their Center for Children to volunteer in their early childhood education program. Students spent the day in different classrooms working with the kids. In the afternoon we headed to the Detroit Historical Museum, where we learned more about Detoit’s history. We capped off the afternoon by exploring Read More…

Focus: HOPE

We started our day at Focus:HOPE. After an orientation from Tom, we got to work packaging food to be delivered to seniors in the greater Detroit area. After lunch, Tom gave us a tour of Focus:HOPE’s facilities and talked with the group about the history and growth of the organization. We then went to visit Read More…

Detroit Course Begins

Our Ci’s report that the Detroit group has arrived and begun their introductory activities. Tomorrow they will begin their work with Focus: HOPE. Be sure to follow along here on the Travel Journal as well as on Instagram @studentsshouldertoshoulder.

Welcome to the Detroit Travel Journal

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]The travel journal will be the place for students to share their experience while traveling. Once the students are on-site, they are asked to post reflections, observations, pictures, stories, poems, and more. Our whole community appreciates the opportunity to be part of the group’s adventure, and as the course comes to an end, each Read More…

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