Danielle Knott2 months ago
People keep asking me why I'm interested in moving to Detroit after graduation.
"There's no future for you there!"
"You'll never find a job!"
A few things that I've heard over the last few months.
Currently, I live in Portland, OR and we are very very proud of our commitment to community, our innovative public policy and civic engagement, our local vendors and markets, etc. We are flooded with social change makers! Places like Detroit, however, are in desperate need of organizers. If young people who are committed to social change and being integrated into a community are also drowning in debt, why not offer incentive based, long term programs to help alleviate the problems of both parties? I think this is a fantastic idea, as long as those graduates realize that in order to create real change some serious time must be spent in the community.
The idea has some serious