ABOUT THE PROJECT / In collaboration with high school students at DHDC in southwest Detroit and ITNAV in Ishinomaki, we will develop a web-based compendium of multimedia stories from both cities. This website will serve as an interactive space for high schoolers in SW Detroit and Ishinomaki active in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) fields.

ABOUT DHDC / DHDC’s mission is to make a difference by creating life-changing opportunities for youth and their families. We are committed to meeting the needs of our community by providing quality, innovative and culturally appropriate services, primarily in Southwest Detroit. Our vision is to create a stable and safe community where youth and families have quality opportunities for self-empowerment, education, and personal wealth.

ABOUT ITNAV / Founded in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Tsunami, ITNAV is a hybrid for-profit/NPO operation that promotes K-12 programming and graphic design education in Ishinomaki. Based in a repurposed vacant building, ITNAV provides in-house coding and graphic design workshops; dispatches staff to support coding courses in local high schools; and provides study space, computers, and mentorship for local youth interested in IT.