No American city faces greater challenges than Detroit. Through a new DukeEngage program, eight Duke undergraduates spent the summer working with local organizations to tackle some of the city’s greatest challenges, from economic development to food security.
The program included a professional development and enrichment program that introduced the students to the basic concepts and tools of social entrepreneurship and its application in finding new solutions to problems. The program also provided an in-depth look at the culture, history, economics and legacy of an urban center working to reclaim its greatness.
Here is some of what the DukeEngage students saw and did in the Motor City: