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Small Grants

Delonis Center Book Club

BLI | September 26, 2019

Thanks to a small grant from BLI, we were able to purchase books and facilitate a book club at the Delonis Center, the main facility for the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, which serves as a shelter for Ann Arbor’s…..

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EnspiRED Runway

BLI | September 25, 2019

EnspiRED Runway is a fashion and arts charity organization and was founded 13 years ago. EnspiRED Runway is a fashion and arts charity organization dedicated to creating a platform for creatives across the campus. Annually, they host a student-ran fashion…..

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MANN

BLI | September 25, 2019

During my time in India, I worked with a nonprofit called MANN, which was a workforce training center for disabled adults. I was able to work directly with the CEO and COO on site, and implement a ground up marketing…..

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Veganism & Vegetarianism at Umich

BLI | September 25, 2019

Our project through the BLI Leadership Lab involved spreading awareness and destigmatization regarding alternative diets such as Veganism and Vegetarianism. We found that students around campus were receptive to the idea of reducing meat intake, but were less enthused about…..

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University of Michigan Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program

BLI | April 17, 2019

The Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program (KDSAP) is a student run organization that originated at Harvard University in 2008. Since then, KDSAP has spread to fourteen other colleges and universities, including University of Michigan. Our chapter’s two main goals…..

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UBUNTU, “I am, because we are”

BLI | April 10, 2019

African Students Association’s 21st Annual Culture Show By: Tosin Adeyemi This year, the African Students Association (ASA) at the University of Michigan looked to Southern Africa for inspiration for the theme of their 21st Annual Culture Show, Ubuntu. Ubuntu loosely…..

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Climate Action Movement Panel and Discussion

BLI | April 1, 2019

We knew that something needed to be done about climate action on campus. That’s why we created the Climate Action Movement Panel and Discussion: because we wanted to engage the community in Climate Action. This event consisted of a panel…..

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International Deaf & Hearing Alliance’s Alternative Spring Break Program in Queretaro, Mexico

BLI | March 25, 2019

During spring break, the International Deaf & Hearing Alliance worked with CAM Helen Keller, a primary and secondary school for deaf and disabled students. Each IDHA member was placed in a different classroom, ranging from preschool to high school, to…..

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Spring Break at Middle Way House

BLI | March 22, 2019

During spring break 2019, we traveled to Bloomington, Indiana to spend a week working with Middle Way House, an organization dedicated to working with survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Among the work that Middle Way House does, such…..

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Guatemala: the Nature of Business

BLI | March 22, 2019

I visited Guatemala this past Spring break. The Ross School of Business sent my cohort and I for a service trip hosted by International Samaritan and fully-funded by the Royal Bank of Canada. The purpose of the trip was to…..

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