A city’s greatest assets are its residents.

Across Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park, social entrepreneurs and neighborhood innovators are working to address the challenges their communities face in creative and collaborative ways. The Detroit Innovation Fellowship (DIF) is a talent development program that connects, promotes, and invests in social entrepreneurs who are leading projects to transform their communities.

Building a Village in Highland Park 

“Projects like this will help us to be an urban center in renewal again, and we want a chance to be part of that. “

building a community for the future in Southwest Detroit

“We didn’t just clean up our property,” Saldivar-Ali says. Being there showed “we’re here and we want to help contribute to the community.” 

Taking pride in diversity in the city of Warrendale

“Over the years, we have always worked with our neighbors to try to maintain a safe and clean community.”