To help address the shortage of women in the technology field by deploying a new program in Detroit, Miami and San Jose to encourage girls (ages 13-17) to build their skills and seek opportunities in technology
To provide operating monies that support networking events and story gathering activities conducted by local Black Male Engagement (BMe) team leaders in Detroit and Philadelphia
To educate, challenge and engage a richly diverse community and to foster civic pride the inaugural River Days ArtScape art competition, held June 22 - 24, 2012
To provide operating and business development support to the Student African American Brotherhood to ensure their ability to effectively engage thousands of black males in strengthening their communities
To support cross-cultural understanding through a forum that focuses on the role of arts in building and engaging communities.
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
For the BMe Fund which will provide grants to black men in Detroit and Philadelphia who have shared their stories and are engaging others in strengthening their cities
To support the growth of "Design in Detroit," a three-year initiative that will engage 10,000 Metropolitan Detroiters as leaders who champion 1,000 projects proposed by the local creative community