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Our Work

Communities in Detroit are doing remarkable work to build a vibrant 21st century future after a 20th century in which the city boomed an busted at an extraordinary scale. Detroiters have seen it all — the Arsensal of Democracy, Arson City, Devil’s Night, Angel’s Night, schools that have produced Nobel Laureates and dropouts, and neighborhoods that are, at once, food deserts and the vanguard of urban agriculture. Repair the World has an amazing network of partner organizations and volunteers that come from throughout the city, region and beyond to invest their energy in Detroit.

OUR TEAM

  • Stephanie Morgan-Sterenberg

    Program Director

  • Stephanie Morgan-Sterenberg

    Program Director
    Based in Detroit, Stephanie serves as a Program Director for the Repair the World Detroit and National teams. Prior to joining Repair the World, Stephanie worked in the field of grassroots community development in northern Thailand, and was a Young Adult Librarian, organic farmer, and a community organizer in various parts of Michigan. Stephanie received a B.A. from Calvin College in International Development Studies and Asian Languages with a minor in Studio Art/Gender Studies. In her free time, Stephanie designs, builds, and restores custom stained glass windows, plays on the Grandmont Rosedale soccer team, and volunteers across Detroit alongside community-based arts projects, urban gardens, and the Brightmoor Community Kitchen. She lives with her husband Chad in the NW neighborhood of Rosedale Park.[email protected]
  • NOAH BETMAN

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • NOAH BETMAN

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    At University of Michigan, where he studied Honors Sociology (with a subplan in Law, Justice, & Social Change), Noah worked with his peers and administrators to advocate on behalf of students to complete initiatives and projects promoting equity and opportunity on campus. Pulling all-nighters increased Noah’s caffeine tolerance - he can fall asleep immediately after drinking a cup of coffee!  [email protected]
  • Leila Ballard

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • Leila Ballard

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    For the past year, Leila has been living in France caring for three children who don’t speak English. She studied Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University, and taught social and environmental justice with the Amir Organization for three summers as a fellow, farmer, and location manager.[email protected]
  • AARON CAHEN

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • AARON CAHEN

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    During Aaron’s sophomore year at U. Michigan Ann Arbor, he was a Peer Mentor for the Michigan Community Scholars Program. In this role, he coordinated community service events for 120 newly admitted students and volunteered in Detroit communities to repair flood damage and develop community relationships. Aaron believes that education can be the silver bullet to help communities in need, and joined the Fellowship to help underserved communities get the resources they need. Fun fact: he is very colorblind.[email protected]
  • VERONICA GONZALEZ

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • VERONICA GONZALEZ

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    Veronica is a recent graduate of California State, Northridge. She volunteers with The L.A. Kitchen's chefs, kitchen staff, alumni, and students. As a volunteer, Veronica transforms donated produce from local farmers and wholesale companies into wholesome healthy meals. Veronica chose to pursue the Fellowship to affect change towards a more sustainable and equal food system. Ask Veronica for a gelato recommendation - she’s had it in over 35 countries![email protected]
  • BRANDI HUNTER

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • BRANDI HUNTER

    Food Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    As a recent graduate of Dickinson College, Brandi chose to join the Repair the World team because the way the fellowship prioritizes contextualizing and historicizing individuals’ and communities’ experiences resonates with the way she values and participates in service. Under the Center for Service, Spirituality, and Social Justice, Brandi co-led the Dickinson College Detroit Spring Break Service Trip. And, she’s been to the Junior Olympics![email protected]
  • STACI ROSEN

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Detroit

  • STACI ROSEN

    Education Fellow, Repair the World Detroit
    Staci’s expertise lies in facilitating community engagement programs. As an intern at Muhlenberg college, where she majored in Sociology, Staci planned and implemented multiple community engagement programs, oversaw student program coordinators, and tutored weekly in an elementary school classroom. She really love spicy foods.[email protected]