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Black Male Engagement Fund- Detroit

For the Black Male Engagement (BMe) Fund which will provide grants to black men in Detroit who have shared their stories and are engaging others in strengthening their cities.


To build +Acumen, an online leadership academy to train social entrepreneurs with targeted outreach in four Knight communities.

DIA's Inside|Out Project

To support a study of the DIA’s Inside|Out project that will result in a playbook style replication guide for other Knight resident communities.

Engagement with Roosevelt Park

To promote local history, citizen engagement and provide entertainment and education opportunities through the development of Roosevelt Park at Michigan Central Station in Southwest Detroit.

Fundraising platform

To support the launch of Power2Give in Detroit and southeast Michigan, a Knight-funded online crowd sourced fundraising platform specifically designed for arts and culture organizations.

Black Male Re-Imagined Conference

For Black Male Re-Imagined II, a two day convening of high level influencers in the black male engagement space designed to transform perceptions of black men.

DeVos Helps Miami, Detroit Arts

To implement a series of intensive consultations with ten arts organizations in Miami and another ten in Detroit, as part two of the DeVos Institute's work in these communities.

SAAB National Conference

To support the key note speaker and materials for the upcoming national SAAB conference as part of their efforts to engage thousands of black males in strengthening their communities.

Girls Who Code

To help address the shortage of women in the technology field by deploying a new program in Detroit, Miami and San Jose to encourage girls (ages 13-17) to build their skills and seek opportunities in technology

Black Male Engagement (BMe) Fund

To provide operating monies that support networking events and story gathering activities conducted by local Black Male Engagement (BMe) team leaders in Detroit and Philadelphia

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