Despite the cold rainy weather on May 14, hundreds of volunteers and students from eight Detroit and Dearborn high schools came to the Detroit Institute of Technology to support the 12th National Network for Arab American Communities Service Day. Volunteers planted trees, boarded up abandoned houses, picked up trash on the streets, painted recycling bins and tire gardens, built a butterfly garden, and added plants to the community garden.
Students and staff at Cody DIT were heartbroken when they got to school on Mar. 3 and learned of the death of social worker Debra Cahee. English teacher Edith Wine who was very close to called Cahee’s passing a tremendous loss. “It is not just about the role she played as the social worker; it's about the love that she gave, not only to her students, but also to the staff,” Wine said.
The entire Cody campus gathered in the gym on May 13 for Decision Day, a ceremony honoring seniors as they announced their plans for college. Those plans changed from some seniors after March 22 when Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced the Detroit Promise, a program that gives Detroit graduates the opportunity to go to a local community college tuition-free.
Junior Aniya Roundtree talked about the Cody neighborhood earlier this month on a panel during The Detroit GradNation Community Summit of 2016 at Wayne State University. “Our neighborhoods are bad.