Last week we had the final meeting of our six week partnership with two Challenge Detroit fellows, Emma Hays (pictured above with her final project) and Danielle El-Amin. Challenge Detroit is a year long leadership and professional immersion in the thriving community of Detroit businesses and nonprofits. Fellows work with a community partner four days a week. Fridays are dedicated to learning experiences for them as a cohort and also to work on projects with smaller community organizations. As a capstone project each fellow chooses an organization to work with for the last six weeks of their program. Danielle and Emma chose Southwest Detroit Immigrant and Refugee Center.
The project starts with a question to which the fellows apply a human centered design process. Both of our fellows were looking at questions of how best we can reach out beyond our existing networks. Emma focused on our client community and Danielle looked at the collection of organizations who serve a similar population in the Detroit area as SWIRC.
We are grateful for their work and the connections they have helped us make!
The Southwest Detroit Immigrant and Refugee Center provides free and low-cost legal services to those who need them most in the Detroit area, with a focus on recent immigrants and refugees.
We were founded in 2014 by Kevin Piecuch, our Executive Director and principal attorney, to help meet the great need for quality legal services in underserved communities. We believe that everyone deserves justice regardless of your country of origin, the color of your skin, or your ability to afford an attorney.
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