Application & Selection

Apply to be a Fellow

The 2015-17 Detroit Revitalization Fellows—our third cohort—will consist of roughly 20 accomplished, ambitious emerging leaders. Most will possess a graduate degree and between five and 15 years of professional experience when they join us in August 2015. Some will be Detroiters already living here and making things happen. Some will be new to the city. Still others will find this the perfect opportunity to come home and contribute to the place they’ve always loved. All will be part of a group committed to the idea that Detroit is not a clean slate but full of neighborhoods that are vibrant and vital to our future. These leaders could be successful anywhere, but they will choose to make impact in and around Detroit.

Interested in learning more about becoming a Fellow? Attend one of our upcoming information sessions:

Detroit Cristo Rey High School - Tuesday February 17th 6:00pm - 8:00pm 

Listen to our Virtual Information Session

Key dates in the application and selection process:

January 26—February 20, 2015
Fellows Application Open

January 27
Info Session #1: Matrix Center, Detroit 

February 3rd
Info Session #2: Motorcity Java & Teahouse

February 5
Listen to Virtual Information Session: Webinar, Virtual

February 10
Info Session #4: TechTown

February 17th 
InfoSesssion #5: Detroit Cristo Rey High School

March 9—27, 2015
Semifinalists Interviewed (virtually)

March 30—April 2, 2015
Finalists Selected

April 30—May 2, 2015
Interview Conference (in-person, both Finalists and Employers in attendance)

May 15, 2015
Employers Extend Job Offers

August 3, 2015
Fellowship Begins

If you have any additional questions visit our Frequent Asked Questions page. Please submit questions via email ONLY to and our team will get back to you within 2 business days.