Tecumseh, Blake Newman

Blake Newman (she-they), is a CEDAM Community Development Fellow placed in Tecumseh, MI. Blake graduated from Defiance College in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. Blake then went on to receive her Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. Prior to becoming a CEDAM Community Development Fellow, Blake was a Project Assistant with the ENGAGE office at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. Her work focused on employment and economic equity in Detroit. Through her education, Blake also has a background in community and economic development research. She has conducted research in rural Belize, and has also assisted with research centered in metro Detroit through her work with ENGAGE. Blake hopes that this experience will diversify her skillset as it relates to community and economic development and that she will be able to inform her work by continuing to center equity in what she does.