This spring, CUAA School of Education students partnered with Mill Creek Middle Schoolers to serve the local community in Detroit, MI.

We love the partnership we have with Camp Restore, and it was so rewarding to see college students, middle schoolers, and teachers all working side-by-side to make the area a better place.

Dr. Sara Clemm von Hohenberg, Associate Professor of Education

Earlier this month, Mill Creek Middle School, Concordia University Ann Arbor and Camp Restore came together to work on a variety of service projects in Detroit. From clearing trash to mowing lawns, pulling weeds, planting flowers, and preparing community garden beds for planting, small groups of both college and middle students collaborated to get the job done.

This community service event not only resonated with the middle schoolers but with the CUAA students as well. Both groups left with a deeper desire to give back to their communities and get involved with mission-driven organizations, like Camp Restore Detroit.

Camp Restore provided an amazing opportunity to serve the local neighborhood. It was a great opportunity to work alongside other volunteers, especially middle school students. I was able to mentor 8th grade students who had an amazing heart to give back to the community. This was an eye-opening experience to help impoverished areas near me.

Juliana Helisek (’26)

Collaboration and service on display

Click here or on the image below to read the full story about the collaboration efforts between Mill Creek Middle School and Concordia University Ann Arbor.

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