Challenge projects are the heart of Challenge Detroit. In partnership with non-profits, the challenges are designed to positively impact the city and region. During the yearlong program, Fellows spend every Friday leveraging design thinking skills to tackle issues and opportunities facing the city. Collaborating in multi-disciplinary teams to generate innovative and impactful solutions has resulted in more than $150,000 in in-kind consulting services for nonprofits annually. Through these projects, Fellows learn by doing while also making a positive, tangible contribution to the nonprofits served and ultimately the community.

Challenge #1Sep 20 - Oct 28 2016
TOPIC:
Community Development
PARTNER(S):
MACC Development
Challenge #2Nov 11 - Dec 16 2016
TOPIC:
Food Security
PARTNER(S):
Forgotten Harvest
Challenge #3Jan 20 - Feb 17 2017
TOPIC:
Youth Development // Art & Community Health
PARTNER(S):
Downtown Boxing Gym, Beaumont Family Medicine & Detroit Central City
Challenge #4Mar 3-31 2017
TOPIC:
Sustainability // Technology & Community
PARTNER(S):
EcoWorks, Belle Isle Conservancy
Challenge #5Apr 21 - May 26 2017
TOPIC:
Place-based Entrepreneurship // Place-based Economic Development
PARTNER(S):
Tech Town, Southwest Economic Solutions
Challenge #6Jun 2 - Jul 27 2017
TOPIC:
Independent summer impact projects – more details forthcoming!
PARTNER(S):