Social Worker Testimonials

Eastern Market Tours, various dates

Great guide, interesting info – could be the whole day! This was a hands-on event, CEU’s are a plus!

-Christine Morris

Linda is knowledgeable, the tour is well done and well organized! I would recommend this tour to learn more about this gem of Detroit.

-Stanley Goldberg

Vibrant speaker, very engaging. This is fun and interesting, an awesome continuing ed opportunity…I would take the tour just for fun.

-Jamie McArdle

Revitalizing the Neighborhoods of Midtown – April 26, 2014

Linda is an enthusiastic Detroit booster & knowledgeable. The other speakers have first hand knowledge of the community and are very committed to improving Midtown. Well organized, so informative, what a fun way to earn CEU’s and learn so much about our City.

–Stanley Goldberg

Linda Yellin – great speaker! Piper Carter – I love the idea of the organization, great presentation. Would recommend because the idea of gentrification, especially in my community, is very topical. I loved this!

–Angela Scott

Very well planned and informative plus it was a fun experience

–Jillian Alexander

Linda is full of knowledge about and love for the City of Detroit – great help! Piper Carter – interesting and informative, enthusiastic about her work. Barry Tilton – excited about his work and made it all sound wonderful. I want to move into one of their buildings! Chris Blauvelt – loves the City and what he does. An asset to Detroit and the people. Loved this one! Of course I’ll be at other tours!

–Susan Sugarman

Linda has excellent people skills, makes everyone feel included. The other speakers gave clear information, shared excitement, were enthusiastic, detailed, down to earth. Wonderful way to learn latest info.

–Christine Goldberg

Fabulous!Absolutely fun, wonderful content. Linda, you are awesome – I talk about your tours all the time, keep up the good work!

–Katherine Gamma

Great way – my best most enjoyable way — of obtaining CEU’s, thank you!

–Leslie Madill

Exploring Southwest Detroit – March 22, 2013

This was the best seminar (Exploring Southwest Detroit – for Social Workers) I have attended in 24 years!

–Linda Ford

I love Linda’s energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge

–Lueva Dixon

This was a great trip to see a snap shot of Southwest Detroit and the “helping hands” that are a part of it!

-Jacob Galindez

Thinking Fresh about Detroit – May 17, 2013

I would like to say I had a great time at the Thinking Fresh About Detroit-Food Issues and Concerns Tour on May 17th. It was educational and entertaining.

Stephanie Schenkel, Consultant
Child and Adult Care Food Program
Michigan Department of Education

Exploring Southwest Detroit – March 22, 2013

This was the best seminar (Exploring Southwest Detroit – for Social Workers) I have attended in 24 years!

–Linda Ford

I love Linda’s energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge

–Lueva Dixon

This was a great trip to see a snap shot of Southwest Detroit and the “helping hands” that are a part of it!

-Jacob Galindez

The Exploring Southwest Detroit tour for Social Workers included a great variety of places, speakers and covered all aspects of the topics. Wonderful way to learn!

-Debra Schemansky

EMU School of Social Work Thinking Fresh About Detroit – May 31, 2013

Hi Linda,
Just wanted to express my deep appreciation for the terrific day on Friday! Everything was so wonderful and informative. This is a fun way to learn, grow and get inspired. I appreciate your gifts of organization and knowledge about the City. Hope to see you again soon.

Sylvia Sims Gray, PhD, LMSW,Professor
Eastern Michigan University
School of Social Work
Ypsilanti, MI

I loved this trip! Nicely paced throughout the day. I’m ready to go on more. Makes me want to spend more time in Detroit. Virgil Carr Center was spectacular!

Marilyn Wedenoja
Eastern Michigan University

The speakers were extremely passionate and motivating and Linda was energetic and friendly!

Shannon Lasley
Eastern Michigan University

Hi to all,
Thanks to each of you for making this day wonderful and enriching. Let”s continue to talk about what the experience might mean for our work as teachers, scholars and practitioners. Linda, special thanks to you for sharing so much of what you have learned, connecting us with other wonderful teachers who are engaged with food justice in the city, and for managing all the arrangements. And for the carousel ride, too. It was inspiring!

Appreciatively,
Lynn M. Nybell, PhD, LMSW
Director (Interim), School of Social Work
Professor, Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI