A more just, creative, and collaborative Detroit
Detroit Future, an initiative of the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition, was a city-wide movement to build a more just, creative, and collaborative Detroit through broadband adoption activities. Detroit Future consisted of three core components: Detroit Future Media (DFM) Detroit Future Schools (DFS), and Detroit Future Youth (DFY). These programs were implemented by DDJC member organizations Allied Media Projects and the East Michigan Environmental Action Council.
Detroit Future Media trained Detroit community leaders in the unique skill sets necessary to train other Detroiters in digital media production, create their own jobs, foster collaborative forms of community wealth creation, and support media-based organizing for a better Detroit.
Detroit Future Schools partnered graduates from Detroit Future Media with K-12 teachers to design and implement digital media arts-integrated curriculum in Detroit area schools.
Detroit Future Youth built a network of youth organizations in Detroit to advance best practices in youth leadership through digital media arts.
The Detroit Future Initiative lives on in Detroit Future Schools, which continues to provide digital media arts integration in Detroit area schools, Detroit Future Youth, which remains a collaborative network of youth and youth mentors across the city, and two projects which spun off of Detroit Future Media: Co.Open and the Detroit Community Technology Project.