About the Program

The Detroit Revitalization Fellows are talented mid-career leaders stimulating progress within Detroit’s civic, community and economic development landscape. This select group of doers engages in a rigorous two-year leadership development program while serving full time at organizations working to further key programs and projects across Detroit and the region.
What characterizes Detroit Revitalization Fellows?
What characterizes their Employers?

The Detroit Revitalization Fellows is a program of Wayne State University’s Office of Economic Development designed to address the need for an approach to building a solid bench of capable and imaginative mid-level professionals in Detroit who have the potential to lead the city and the region. In the short term, it’s about coordinated revitalization efforts. In the long term, it’s about building a network of leaders for the 21st century .