A team of five scholars wearing business attire stand in front of a screen at their final presentation.

Civic Collaboration Team Grand Rapids

For Civic Collaboration, Team Michigan is working as health consultants with the Koeze Business Ethics Initiative to provide actionable steps for Corewell Health. The health system seeks to foster health accessibility in West Michigan.

After speaking with physicians, unhoused community members, community health workers, and others, the team created seven proposals for the health system to implement. The team pitches those ideas today for their final presentation!

Outside of work, the team has traveled to Canada, Chicago, and Michigan’s cliffs, dunes, and lakes.

Team Michigan comprises Gowri Abhinanda ’26, Jazlyn Dunn ’26, Sashank Ganapathiraju ’26, Rotimi Kukoyi ’26, and Martha Plaehn ’26.

Learn more about their project.

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During the Civic Collaboration summer, teams of scholars embed themselves in cities across the U.S., investigate those communities’ challenges and opportunities, and propose real solutions. Not as interns—but as citizens.

Learn more about the Morehead-Cain Summer Enrichment Program.