PwC MPREP Scholars program teams up with Detroit Blight Busters
Students from PwC MPREP Scholars, a Mike Ilitch School of Business learning community, joined together to support a local community service initiative over their Thanksgiving break. Volunteers worked with Detroit Blight Busters , an organization whose mission is to stabilize, revitalize and rebuild Detroit neighborhoods.
Detroit Blight Busters, in conjunction with its coalition of community partners, can proudly claim 120,000 volunteers. The network has contributed more than 658,000 volunteer hours to paint 684 homes, board up and secure 379 abandoned buildings, renovate 176 houses and build 114 new ones to make suitable housing for 1,160 people. MPREP students contributed to that legacy.
PwC MPREP Scholars is a learning community designed to encourage, support, develop and retain multicultural, undergraduate students majoring in accounting and/or finance. The program is funded in part by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a Big 4 public accounting firm in Detroit. The program is open to all students within the Ilitch School. For more information about the program or recommend a fellow student for participation, please contact Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager Lynita Taylor.
Visit the Detroit Blight Busters volunteer page to learn how you can get involved.