We are committed ambassadors of exposure, diversity and inclusion in architecture and urban planning, and making sure the design profession reflects the communities it servers.
400 Forward’s mission: to uplift girls by giving them the tools they need to address social issues created by the unjust built environments of our inner-city communities. We aim to support the career development of the next 400 women architects, with an underlying focus on African American girls through exposure, mentorship, and financial assistance . 400 Forward has been launched as a comprehensive program which introduces young girls to architecture, provides scholarships and wrap around services to college students, and pays for study material and licensing exams for African American women in architecture.
Free art & architectural summer camps for kids featuring artists, musicians, and dancers, creating presentations and art installations
Participation in Summer Festivals and Design Summits hosted in Detroit showcasing the work of the youth – Use of technology to tell stories of discussing the use of the spaces around them – Documentation of all processes and initiatives listed, showcasing personal experiences of participants’ living and learning spaces in artistic ways.