Think bigger.
Move our city forward.
Challenge Detroit.

CHALLENGE DETROIT is a year-long, multidisciplinary fellowship program that cultivates diverse, innovative, community-minded leaders from the city and across the country, fostering their talents to support local initiatives that move Detroit forward.

Join the Challenge

We’re igniting a community of leaders committed to positively impacting Detroit. It’s our Fellows, their Host Companies, supporters, and the nonprofits we partner with that move our mission forward. How will you join the challenge?

Our Challenge Projects

Challenges are the heart of our program. Each Friday, our Fellows exercise their creative muscles and entrepreneurial spirits, bringing their visionary perspectives and experiences to community projects that support nonprofits addressing our city’s greatest needs and opportunities.

Our Impact

Since our founding in 2012, our Fellows have worked with over 160 nonprofits through our challenge projects. Together with our host companies, we have supported the creation of 250 jobs at nearly 100 companies. Through all we do, we are making a lasting impact on our community.

Our 2020-2021 program year is made possible with leading support from Crestmark Bank and TCF Bank