Our future real estate professionals – DPSCD’s young ladies present to Mayor

crew1Young ladies from DPSCD were selected from a winning design challenge to present to the Detroit Economic Development Corporation at the Mayor’s office in October. The participating schools were: Golightly Career and Technical Center and Detroit International Academy for young women (DIA) along with students from Detroit Cristo Rey High School.

At the Mayor’s office, the young ladies provided an introduction followed by a response answering what they felt was gained by participating in CREW Careers and in what way the experience had contributed, if at all to the types of professional careers they may wish to pursue. And, yes, some of the young ladies had been convinced to pursue commercial real estate professions.

These students were part of Design Challenge hosted by CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Detroit’s program – CREW Careers – “Generation Detroit” on May 18 at the Quicken Loan facility “The Qube.” The students were grouped into teams to design a plan for the adaptive reuse of a historic building.

These outstanding students shared their ideas about how they felt a building and vacant land should be repurposed with the support of their school’s CREW Careers coordinator and administration.

  • Jada Thompson and Angela Williams (Golightly Career and Technical Center)

Patricia Bell & Neal Morrison, Principal

  • Paige Craig, Christine Banks , Mahia Hossah, and Mili Paul  (Detroit International Academy for young women)-DIA

Beverly Hibbler, Dena Green-Robinson and Pamela Askew, Principal

  • Carina Garza and Angela Martinez (Detroit Cristo Rey High School)

Naomi Howrani & Michael Khoury, President

Let’s give a big shout out to these students, CREW Career’s coordinators and school administrators for their time, dedication and vision to make the City of Detroit a better place!

Thanks to the generous contributions of a local charity, they redeveloped an actual duplex located in the community where DIA is located. The winning project is intended to be implemented by the non-profit group.  The young ladies were expected to work as a team and present to an audience, and are then judged based on their presentations by a panel of prominent members of the real estate community.

Jill Ford, Special Advisor to Mayor Duggan and Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the City of Detroit, was the keynote speaker at this year’s event, and instrumental in getting the students in front of the Mayor’s team.

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