STEAM @ “The D”

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) is designed to enrich and equip students (K-12)  ability to  participate in projects that will allow each to view the real-world from the perspective of  alternative energy.  Detroit Impact’s Steam initiative goal is to help students gain academic enrichment, teamwork, and cognitive thinking abilities and a fundamental understanding of natural energy as it relates to how renewable energy  can be used as a source of sustainable power.


A comprehensive, academic program to expose and empower young black girls in  Renewable Energy, to become Green Industry leaders specific to Solar Photo-voltaic technology.  This initiative will seek to foster a K-12 learning bride for girls in Detroit schools who desire to advance their knowledge and experiences throughout their career pathways and education. This program is offered to growing women, 6th through 12th grade.

Code and Tech

Merriam-Webster describes Technology as, “the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area.”Coding is defined as, “creating instructions for a computer.” To expound, this can be as simple as power on or off, or as complex as games or apps used daily. Detroit Impact, along with local and nationally acclaimed organizations like  Black Girls Code, Grand Circus – Detroit, and various members of the Cody-Rouge community provides access to activities like, but are not limited to:

  • Introductions to Coding and Computer Programming and Design
  • Low Cost Community Based Computer Literacy Workshops
  • Public access to Desktop, Internet, and Printer Services

These activities provide gateways to employment opportunities for our youth, as well as cutting edge skills that contribute to future society as a whole.

Media Arts Complete Social Media Program

Originally created as program equipping the youth with a camera, and allowing them to return with camera footage or stills expressing their “point of view”. The media arts program affectionately refers to its members as VMAs (Viewfinder Media Artists), and give them the necessary resources to create original content and possibly pursue a career in Media in their future; either in front of the camera, or “behind-the-scenes”. Skills include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Set Construction
  • Camera and Background Lighting
  • Video Editing
  • Mock Reporting and Interviews
  • Episode Production
  • Film Production

Participants apply their newly acquired skills directly as we task them with filming the Center’s various updates and events, as well as providing our YouTube channel as an outlet for them to post their original family-friendly content.

Microsoft Computer Learning Center (MCLC)

Our Computer Learning Center is an essential community resource. In the MCLC, youth have an opportunity to learn the latest software packages, access the internet, and digital learning programs. In addition, participants are part of our special Microsoft Learning Center Program. Microsoft Certified Trainers provide instruction for skills in the latest Microsoft Windows OS, MS Office Suite, Graphics and Video Game Design, Movie-making and editing, Website Design and Social Media Development.

Detroit Impact is a 501(c) (3) non-profit charitable organization operating as a part of a vision of community development, focusing on Detroit’s West side neighborhoods.