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May 29, 2020

Volunteer Your Skillset with Partner Organizations

Our ambassador network is full of amazing young professional leaders with valuable skills to share. Here are ways to support your fellow ambassadors’ work by volunteering your time. The organizations listed below are looking for virtual volunteers for this summer to: Host lunch and learns Facilitate life skills workshops Represent your company or industry as […]

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May 27, 2020

Tips for Golfing During a Pandemic

The temperatures in Detroit this week are really making it feel like Summer is here. If you’re planning on going golfing soon, here is a list of tips to plan your outing and help keep yourself and staff safe while you play: Wear a mask to protect yourself, other players, and staff members at the […]

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May 26, 2020

Navigating the Job Market as a Recent Graduate During a Global Pandemic

Blog post by Ambassador Katie LaDuke When I began my freshman year of college, I knew the day would come where I would have to spread my wings and finally put all my knowledge to work to find a big kid job after graduation. Little did I know I was going to be entering the […]

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May 21, 2020

DJ LostBoy on performing during Burning Man’s RemoteBurn

  Blog by ambassador DJ Lostboy From May 15-17, I participated in Burning Man’s virtual experience, RemoteBurn, with the Detroit group  Sonic Nations. The group was created by a few Detroit DJs and the show was everything you would expect from Burning Man in an audio online broadcast form. I performed a two-hour house set […]

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May 19, 2020

Finding Light

Blog post by Campus Ambassador Charles Reed Before I begin, I would like to give my condolences to the families who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus. This is a very unfortunate time and my heart goes out to the first responders as well. When I first heard of the coronavirus, I did not […]

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May 18, 2020

How Eastern Market is Preparing to Reopen: Rethinking Flower Day, Saturday Markets

Every year, the Sunday following Mother’s Day, shoppers from across metro Detroit visit Eastern Market for Flower Day. Flower growers from across Michigan and the Midwest set up their plants in the market and over 100k visitors shop for plants and flowers, unofficially kicking off the summer growing season. With the unique circumstances surrounding the […]

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May 13, 2020

How to Handle Quarantine as A Creative

Blog post by Campus Ambassador Romney Funderberg For most of us, being in quarantine means being trapped in the house away from our places of work, family, shopping, and other important areas. But for some artists it means not having access to a studio, meaning we can’t create as many projects as we’d like to. […]

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May 12, 2020

Our Conversation with Zak Pashak of Detroit Bikes

Last week, Let’s Detroit caught up with Zak Pashak, owner and president of Detroit Bikes. After seeing an unprecedented increase in sales in recent months, we discussed the impact that Michigan’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order has had on business, and long term outcomes Zak hopes to see not only for Detroit Bikes but for […]

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May 07, 2020

Detroit Design Guild Selling Posters to Benefit Forgotten Harvest

Detroit Design Guild is a collective of designers based in Detroit that typically make posters for local music venues like the Fillmore and St. Andrews. Since the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order has been in place, they started making posters based on headlines from news related to COVID-19. The posters, inspired by WPA posters of […]

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May 05, 2020

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo from Home

Every year in early May, people gather in the center of Detroit’s Mexican community in Southwest Detroit to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. There is a parade along Vernor Avenue, festivities in Clark Park, and patrons support local restaurants along the corridor. Due do the Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s parade is cancelled but we can still […]

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