When we first launched Challenge Detroit in 2012, the city was facing its largest population decline in history and heading towards bankruptcy. Despite these dynamics, more than 900 people applied for Challenge Detroit and 30 Fellows joined in the inaugural program year. Beyond the direct impact we can count and see since that first year, Challenge Detroit has also been sought after for advice and best practice sharing in broader talent, leadership and community development dialogues in addition to helping other organizations who are launching and/or improving fellowship programs. The Challenge Detroit Directors have advised corporate and nonprofit organizations, government-initiated programs, student-led initiatives as well as university-supported programs, meeting with over 10 organizations across the country from other cities such as Portland, OR; Grand Rapids, MI; Stockton, CA; Flint, MI; Ann Arbor, MI, New York City, NY, and West Virginia.

Stay tuned for more details about how we will celebrate our tenth year. In the meantime, check out our annual reports below to see our work.

Read our 2020-2021 annual report (coming soon)

Read our 2019-2020 annual report

Read our 2018-2019 annual report

Read our 2017-2018 annual report

Read our 2016-2017 annual report

Read our 2015-2016 annual report

Read our 2014-2015 annual report

Read our 2013-2014 annual report

Read our 2012-2013 annual report