The Prima Civitas Foundation (PCF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates resilient, adaptable communities in Michigan. From spearheading efforts to integrate entrepreneurship into the K-12 educational system to developing a state-adopted international export strategy, our globally-recognized models of innovative programming are disruptive catalysts that positively impact Michigan's economic landscape.
How we work
Who we serve
Every PCF program includes a project team comprised of PCF staff and our diverse networks of knowledge partners. These "knowledge partners" include difficult-to-access economic assets such as university faculty expertise, new sector leaders, and workforce developers. Once the project team is established, we quickly and cost-effectively design and implement programs that engage existing community resources, including schools, churches, and economic development agencies. Our projects remain collaborative and effective from conception to launch.
Our broad definition of "communities" allows us to actively engage youth, job seekers, employers, small businesses, innovators, municipalities, and regions. We have a particular focus on underserved and at-risk communities where our work will have the most impact.
Our replicable projects and programs are organized within four "pillars" of activity. These pillars include innovation
, regional development
, and international connectivity
. We can employ components of one or all pillars depending on project needs. The combined activities of our pillars and the vast resources of our partners give us a distinctive economic edge and unmatched opportunities for our client communities.
How we can help!
Here are just a few of the many services we can offer:
Contact us today to learn more about who we are how we can work together!