An inclusive and diverse creative design workforce through the investment in future generations of visual artists in the cities of Detroit and Pontiac.


To provide career pathways in creative design for inner-city middle and high school students by connecting them to resources, advanced education and employment opportunities.

BOARD Of Directors

  • Molly Beauregard – Professor of Sociology, College for Creative Studies

  • Beth Cafaro, JD

  • Jocelyn Chen – Founder & Executive Director, DesignConnect

  • Kevin J. Corcoran - Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Oakland University

  • Jeannine Gant - President & CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit

  • Doris Gilles - Co-founder and Executive Director, Project Beautiful - Inside And Out

  • George N’Namdi - President, N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

  • Alissa Novoselick - Executive Director, Living Arts

  • Ed Welburn – CEO, The Welburn Group