Founding Partners

College for Creative Studies

Located in midtown Detroit's Cultural Center, the College for Creative Studies is a world leader in art and design education and prepares students to enter the new, global economy where creativity shapes better communities and societies. A private, fully accredited college, CCS enrolls over 1,300 students pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. The College offers Master of Fine Arts degrees in Design and in Transportation Design. The College also offers non-credit courses in the visual arts through its Continuing Education programs and additional opportunities for youth through its Community Arts Partnerships programs. For further information, please visit

Henry Ford Learning Institute

Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI) is a non-profit organization that was launched in 2003 as a partnership between Ford Motor Company and The Henry Ford to share what has been learned at the original Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, Mich. To that end, HFLI that creates innovative small schools and hands-on learning programs. During the 2016-2017 school year, HFLI and its partners are serving nearly 1,900 middle and high school students at four Henry Ford Academies (Detroit, San Antonio and Dearborn), and what is thought to be America's only K-12 curriculum where learning centers around design challenges that bring students together and engage them in the process of developing a solution to a real-world question. For further information, please visit