We are now at the halfway point of Challenge Detroit.

With part one of our Fellowship complete, Detroit in the deep freeze of winter (except not really) and applications for next year’s fellows already submitted, I’d like to share a retrospective inventory of our accomplishments thus far.

A look back (by the numbers):

22 Fridays

176 work hours

7 volunteer events

20 volunteer hours

3 Challenge Detroit projects

8 neighborhoods explored

25 businesses researched

3 coffee shops visited

2 record shops perused

2 networking events

3 community engagement events

3 leadership development sessions

4 educational workshops

2 team-building events

1 high ropes course

5 blog posts

9 new restaurants and bars discovered

3 museums viewed

3 parks visited

1 wine tasting

1 roller skating session

1 Lions game

35 new friends


It has been a busy first half. Cheers to an eventful and impactful second act!