A Comeback Tale of Two Cities

A Comeback Tale of Two Cities

by Heidi Magyar
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General Motors Student Corps workers and retirees pose for a photo at Lincoln High School in Warren, Michigan on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. (Photo by Rob Widdis for General Motors)

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If you drive through the City of Detroit, it’s almost a tale of two cities. There’s the city of business growth and revitalization, but there’s also the city of neighborhood blight and decades of decay.

As a top employer and industry leader in the state, General Motors is driven to serve and improve our communities. One way we do this is through an internship program called GM Student Corps, which pays students to perform community service projects in challenged neighborhoods while partnering with GM retirees to learn valuable life and career skills.  

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Heidi Magyar is Director of Community Outreach Programs for Southeast Michigan at General Motors. In this role, Magyar leads a team that oversees GM’s TeamGM Cares employee volunteer program, GM Student Corps and other community activities in the metro Detroit area. 

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