Brand Camp University Wins Knight Cities Challenge, Shares $5M for Civic Projects
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.
“The ultimate goal of this initiative is to help Detroit neighborhoods make our city more successful, and bring the same vibrancy that is happening in Midtown and Downtown Detroit to neighborhoods,” says Tatiana Grant, spokeswoman for Brand Camp University.
The initiative focuses on three drivers of city success: attracting and retaining talented people, expanding economic opportunity to Detroit neighborhoods, and creating a culture of civic engagement entrepreneurs .