DETROIT — The RE: Brand Detroit Initiative by Brand Camp University was selected as a 2015 recipient of the Knight Foundation’s City Challenge.
“We are so honored to be a winner and have the opportunity to work and have a lasting impact on Detroit,” says Hajj Flemings, CEO of Brand Camp University. “We’ve seen great success with our Brand Camp Summit, working with corporations, small businesses and non-profits and look forward to expanding to Detroit neighborhoods.”
The RE: Brand Detroit Initiative is one of 32 civic innovators who will share $5 million in civic projects.
Every year, Knight Foundation awards creative solutions for urban challenges. The ideas come from architects, city planners, and everyday folks. A mix of winners receive funding to get their ideas off the ground. Today, the Foundation announced 32 more winners, amounting to $5 million in grants.
All the winning projects focus on one or more of three drivers of city success, according to Knight:
Talent: Ideas that help cities attract and keep the best and brightest.
Opportunity: Ideas that create economic prospects and break down divides.
Engagement: Ideas that spur connection and civic involvement.