To mobilize hundreds of residents to fund and champion Detroit entrepreneurs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Launching a leadership council to advance placemaking as as movement for community renewal
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.
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
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