Our Impact

The Challenge Detroit Fellowship program is a year-long opportunity for diverse, innovative, community-minded individuals to grow their careers, strengthen their leadership skills, build relationships, and gain experience in multiple areas of impact while contributing to Detroit’s vibrant communities through intellectual giving.

Every year we welcome about 30 individuals to join as Fellows. Throughout their fellowship year, Fellows work at their host company gaining career experience from Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, Fellows engage with Challenge Detroit and participate in fellowship programming which includes the Challenge Projects—the heart of our program—leadership development and team-building workshops, training sessions, and opportunities to connect with local leaders and mentors.

Since our founding in 2012, our Fellows have worked with over 175 nonprofits through our Challenge Projects. Together with our host companies, we have supported over 350 Fellows in meaningful jobs at over 130 companies. Through all we do, we are making a lasting impact on our community.