I am a Detroit designer currently studying at The College for Creative Studies. For over an year I have been working in homeless shelters creating crazy post apocalyptic gear to help inspire pride and help their livelihood. A native of the city I am working towards bringing fantastic people together to build new sustainable systems. The Empowerment Plan is a humanitarian project based in the city of Detroit. The plan centers around the Element S Coat. It is self heated, waterproof, and transforms into a sleeping bag at night. Made by a group of homeless women who have been paid to learn and to produce the coats for those living on the streets. The focus is on the system to create jobs for those that desire them and coats for those that need them at no cost. The goal is to empower, employ, educate, and instill pride.