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Darian joined Jillian (fellow SID and UM School of Education student) as interns with the James and Grace Lee Boggs School during the spring 2015 semester. Named after the late and long-time Detroit community activists, the Boggs School is a newer publicly chartered K-8 school located on Detroit's near east-side. Their mission is to engage students in place-based, community-oriented educational experiences. During his time with the Boggs School, Darian had several roles, including: co-organizing a school and community-wide 100th birthday celebration for Grace Boggs, collaborating with students in the classroom, and researching strategies for insuring environmental protections for the schools's urban garden in the wake of neighborhood blight removal efforts. Darian hopes to continue working with Boggs School in the future through SID's Continuing Engagement Program.  

Read Darian's post on the SID Community Blog remembering Grace Lee Boggs