Challenge Detroit

Challenge Detroit

Challenge Detroit Welcomes Fourth Year Fellows

After recruiting candidates, reviewing applications and hosting interviews, Challenge Detroit has selected 29 Fellows for our fourth year to live, work, place, give and lead in Detroit. We are excited for the leadership, talent and enthusiasm this class brings to our city! Challenge Detroit is a nonprofit social impact program that provides next-generation leaders the opportunity for employment … Continue Reading →

3 Impactful Approaches for Attracting Talent

Significant research shows organizations that adopt an impact focus can be more appealing to potential hires. This is especially true among millennials, where more than 50 percent say a company’s involvement in various causes influences whether or not they accept a job. In Detroit, we’re leveraging cross-collaboration between nonprofits, corporations and cultural institutions to attract … Continue Reading →

An enriching partnership in Detroit

Challenge Detroit Fellows have the opportunity to work with some amazing host companies. These companies are thought leaders in their industries, they’re committed to philanthropic initiatives in Detroit and believe in the importance of attracting and retaining innovative, entrepreneurial thinkers. To shed some light on how our partnerships work and how grateful Challenge Detroit is … Continue Reading →

K12 Edtech and Detroit

By Miguel Davis  Amid the usual negative chatter around Detroit’s school system, folks are often surprised to hear that Detroit is consistently recognized as a breeding ground for innovative school models. Cornerstone Charter Schools, the Education Achievement Authority, Starr Detroit Academy, and Utica Community Schools are just a few examples of schools that have put … Continue Reading →

Five reasons to apply to Challenge Detroit

Challenge Detroit is now accepting applications for their fourth class of Fellows. Challenge Detroit provides applicants the opportunity to live, work, play, give, and lead in Detroit. The reasons for applying are endless, but here are the top five. Meaningful Impact Challenge Detroit is a nonstop learning experience, both professionally and personally. Through fulfilling philanthropy … Continue Reading →

Fresh food, jobs for Detroit's neighborhoods: RecoveryPark’s mission

By Annie Hakim, a Challenge Detroit Fellow working at RecoveryPark. Last September, I began my Challenge Detroit Fellowship and joined the incredibly talented and passionate team at my host company, RecoveryPark. In 2010, RecoveryPark launched not only to convert blighted land in the City of Detroit into urban agriculture and aquaculture businesses, but to spur … Continue Reading →