What we do


Women’s Innovative Social Enterprise (WISE) is a strong collaborative partnership of Detroit social entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders. It is a level of legacy development that provides wholistic development, environmental sustainability, food insecurity solutions, workforce training and development, youth development and literacy support together in one contemplative green space. Our services go into the community to help residents with the upkeep of their properties and support the general wellbeing with community engagement programs.


To build a safe, healthy, robust, and culturally progressive intersection of communities throughout Detroit neighborhoods for Black, Brown, and marginalized residents. 


A community where native residents are equipped with the resources, knowledge and capability to thrive and help others to do so.


  • The WISE Partnership speaks out when there are injustices towards the residents of Detroit.
  • The WISE Partnership seeks to bring a robust and sustainable interconnecting community to Detroit.
  • The WISE Partnership gives residents a safe place to gather.
  • The WISE Partnership respects the uniqueness and diversity that exists in the Detroit community.
  • The WISE Partnership believes in resolving racial inequities within our community.
  • The WISE Partnership seeks to empower Black and Brown people and provide opportunities for generations to learn from each other.
  • The WISE Partnership is non-judgmental about people’s past but seeks to provide opportunities to improve their future.
  • The WISE Partnership is driven by the need to improve urban communities throughout Detroit.
  • The WISE Partnership is non-political and non-profit but upholds the laws and advocates against discrimination, violence, or abuse of any kind.
  • The WISE Partnership believes in opening opportunities and possibilities for all members of the community. 
  • The WISE Partnership believes in helping people in communities to live lives that are free from economic, health, racial, and emotional barriers.
  • To achieve intergenerational programming.
  • To achieve climate resiliency.
  • To achieve a culturally communal landscape.
  • To create contemplative green spaces for residents.
  • To create workforce development opportunities for returned citizens.
  • To create space for forestry and urban farming.
  • To achieve environmentally sustainable connecting neighborhoods.
  • To achieve financial, housing and resource fluency for the community and legacy residents.