Foundation Program

two people reviewing a deviceThe Apple Foundation Program at the Apple Developer Academy in Detroit introduces learners to the basics of app development: research, design, user experience, prototyping, and intro to coding with Swift. The Apple Foundation Program is open to any interested participants with no prerequisites or requirements. The program is free-of-cost, and technology is provided to participate. 

The 4-week re-occurring offering takes place at the Apple Developer Academy in Detroit, MI. There is a required commitment of 20-hours a week, Monday through Friday for the duration of the program.

Class times are Monday through Friday with two timeslots available, 8am-noon OR 1pm-5pm (subject to availability). Attendance is required in-person at the Detroit location at 660 Woodward Ave., Suite 200, Detroit, MI 48226. Registration is first-come-first-serve.

Apple Foundation Programs will be held:


Registration for our March 2023 Foundations program is now closed.



April 10, 2023 to May 5, 2023

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May 15, 2023 to June 9, 2023

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If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at




  Gilbert Family Foundation logo and the Rocket Companies logo

The Gilbert Family Foundation, in partnership with Rocket Companies, proudly supports the Apple Developer Academy at Michigan State University in Detroit. GFF is committed to building access to opportunity and advancing equity for all members of the Detroit community by unlocking pathways to education and employment through intentional programming like the Academy.