By Amanda Gettgen, Third Year Challenge Detroit Fellow Detroit is __________. What was the first thing that came to your mind? For me, the answer is simple – Detroit is home. But then again, what truly is a home? Home is where your story begins. Home is where you sprout and blossom. Home is where your … Continue Reading →
By Elizabeth Grabowski, Third Year Challenge Detroit Fellow This generation has energetically been termed the “Millennials,” meaning we originate from the turn of the century. I’m not sure how my peers feel about this term, but I am excited about the association- it sounds like we should be doing something awesome with our lives, like a … Continue Reading →
This article was written by Samantha Szeszulski, Second Year Challenge Detroit Fellow As a city that has for so long been dependent on the automobile, Detroit will need to change its focus to continue to grow as a desirable and thriving city. After graduating with my Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the metro-Detroit based Lawrence … Continue Reading →
This article was written by Carmen Bojanowski, Third Year Challenge Detroit Fellow “Innovation,” “young professional,” “growth,” and “sustainability” are just a few of the buzzwords that people in their twenties have heard and read so much that somewhere between graduation and their monotonous entry-level job, they seem to have completely lost their meanings. If I were to … Continue Reading →
This post is by Fares Ksebati, a Year Two Challenge Detroit Fellow. In today’s global economic, social and technological realities, the path to opportunity is not linear. The goal of any urban center is setting the foundation for long-term economic prosperity that will advance social equity, promote cultural expression, and establish financial stability. In Detroit, economic … Continue Reading →
At Challenge Detroit we’re getting ready to introduce a new group of Fellows who will spend a year living, working, giving, playing and leading in and around the city. We’re looking forward to sharing our perspectives on the city as we work to help strengthen the region!