The Challenges

  • Challenges are the heart of our program. In partnership with area non-profits, the challenges are designed to positively impact the city and region. Every Friday, participants will work in teams organized to generate innovative and impactful solutions to pressing needs faced by our partner non-profit organizations. Check back soon to learn more about our non-profit partners and the topics that we plan to address over the course of the year.

    Challenge #1 Sept 26 - Oct 24 2014

    TOPIC:
    Community Engagement
    PARTNER(S):
    RecoveryPark

    Challenge #2 Nov 7 - Dec 12 2014

    TOPIC:
    Cars and Community
    PARTNER(S):
    Vehicles for Change + Detroit Lions

    Challenge #3 Jan 16 - Feb 13 2015

    TOPIC:
    Education Empowerment
    PARTNER(S):
    To Be Announced

    Challenge #4 Feb 27 - Mar 27 2015

    TOPIC:
    Neighborhood Activation
    PARTNER(S):
    DCDC

    Challenge #5 Apr 10 - May 8 2015

    TOPIC:
    Health Disparities
    PARTNER(S):
    Healthy Detroit & Beaumont/Henry Ford Health Systems

    Challenge #6 May 22 - Jun 19 2015

    TOPIC:
    Economic Development
    PARTNER(S):
    8 Mile Boulevard Association

    EventsTimeline

    YEAR 3
    2014-2015

    • FEBRUARY ‘14
      • FEBRUARY 1
        Applications open

    • MARCH ‘14
      • March 9
        Phase One applications close

      • March 23
        Phase Two applications close

    • APRIL ‘14
      • April 13
        Semi-finalists announced

      • April 7-13
        Phase Three community vote

      • April 29
        Finalists announced

    • MAY ‘14
      • May 8-9
        Phase Four interviews

      • Late May
        Fellows selected

    • JUNE ‘14
      • Early June
        Public announcement

    • SEPTEMBER ‘14
      • September 2-5
        Program orientation

      • September 8
        Employment begins

    • MORE TO COME