Our Approach

Detroit is the birthplace of innovation.
We create. We collaborate. We build.
We fit right in here. Here's why:

Process

Process

We're applying human-centered design to solve big community problems

Partnerships

Partnerships

We're bringing together the public, private and nonprofit sectors to tackle problems as a team

Proof

Proof

We're measuring progress and using data to constantly improve

We start by asking some really tough questions.

What causes some of our community's biggest problems?

What causes hunger?

What causes hunger?

What causes a child to drop out of school?

What causes a child to drop out of school?

What causes families to lose their homes?

What causes families to lose their homes?

Then we dig beneath the surface of these problems to understand them - and generate real solutions for real people.

How, you ask? By taking an innovative and human-centered approach.

Empathize

We listen to the community.

Define

We research to gain insight.

Ideate

We imagine the possibilities.

Prototype

We build solutions that we believe in.

Test

We succeed, or fail, and try again.