Homan Square is the award winning community redevelopment of the original Sears, Roebuck and Co. world headquarters. Begun by developer Charles H. Shaw after Sears relocated in the early 1990's, Homan Square led conversion of a massive office building for local businesses, constructed 300 units of for-sale and rental housing, and created a campus of community service providers. The Homan Square campus offers comprehensive health, education, recreation, and social services to thousands of community residents.
Homan Square led the restoration of the Power House into the Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center, the home of HFA: PHH. The restoration has won numerous awards for historic preservation and achieved LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council, the highest level of recognition for green construction.
Henry Ford Learning Institute
Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI) is a non-profit organization that was launched in 2003 as a partnership between Ford Motor Company and The Henry Ford to share what has been learned at the original Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, Mich. To that end, HFLI that creates innovative small schools and hands-on learning programs. During the 2010-2011 school year, HFLI and its partners are providing 1,600 middle and high school students with a quality educational experience at four Henry Ford Academies (Detroit, Chicago, San Antonio and Dearborn), and what is thought to be America's only middle and high school curriculum where learning centers around design challenges that bring students together and engage them in the process of developing a solution to a real-world question.