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DCERP Summer Fellows

Through the Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program (DCERP), undergraduate students
from the U-M spend the summer working with a wide variety of Detroit non-profits on research and creative projects led by the organizations themselves. Fellows participating in this 9-week program are paid a stipend, provided housing in Detroit, and become part of an intentional learning community that shares a passion for social justice and making change. DCERP fellows attend program meetings and form small collaborative learning groups that delve into topics of mutual interest, such as getting to know the city, its culture and history through a social justice lens, community engagement, personal growth and professional development. The program culminates with a public showcase, during which DCERP fellows present about their projects and the insights they have gained.

  • Manar Aljebori - Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision
  • Brooklynne Bates - Dream of Detroit
  • Kirsten Birman - Neighborhood Service Organization
  • Noah Bock - Detroit Public Television's Great Lakes Now
  • Tottionna Bushell - Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision
  • Josephine Croce - HOPE Village Revitalization
  • Yasmine Elkharssa - Community Development Advocates of Detroit
  • Lillian Grantham - 826michigan
  • Lillith Jackson - LGBT Detroit
  • Maia Jackson - News Juicer Foundation
  • Malak Kalasho - Nortown Community Development Corporation
  • Monica Khalique - Detroit Public Schools COmmunity District - Office of the Superintendent
  • Gabrielle Lilly - City of Hamtramck
  • Myla Lyons - Detroit Food Academy
  • Abrianna Onwuemene - Friends of Parkside
  • Serena Smith - Southwest Detroit Evnironmental Vision
  • Ataia Templeton - ProsperUS Detroit
  • Amanda Trzaska - Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center
  • Raymond Ugaz-Carhuavilca - 826michigan
  • Abigail Young - Neighborhood Service Organization