As a Detroit native, I was happy to be able to return to the Detroit after graduation. There is so much happening in Detroit at the community level, and I wanted to be apart of it. There's really no other place I'd like to be at this moment. People care not only about their neighborhoods, but the also the future of their city. At the Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan (ROC-Michigan) we work to improve workforce opportunities within the restaurant industry. I was a graduate student intern at ROC-Michigan while completing my MSW at the UM School of Social Work and was excited to find that there was a full-time position available shortly after graduation. As the Training Coordinator at ROC-Michigan, I support the training programs that assist low-wage restaurant workers move to higher end jobs in the industry. There are over 134,000 restaurant workers in the metro Detroit area and ROC-Michigan works with restaurant workers, employers, and many ally organizations to ensure that these are jobs that take the "high road" to profitability, setting the trend for integrity, respect, and good working conditions in the metro Detroit restaurant industry.