Today, the world is at your fingertips.

You can learn almost anything you want online, for free. But trying to learn alone is hard.



Introducing: Detroit’s Learning Gym

We are a community for those who want to be their best selves and welcome the challenge of growth.

Our method is different. Shift_Up was designed with modern needs and resources in mind; we purposefully blend the best of online learning and in-person support to offer a solution that is effective and affordable.


Here, you won’t find a one-size-fits-all lecture hall. Why would we do that? With modern resources you can learn at your own pace, together, and enjoy learning again.

What you need is a little help from your friends. That’s us! We’ve curated the best resources to save you time; designed the best physical learning environment to help you focus; recruited the best in-person coaches so that you can get unstuck quickly; and built the best community of peers to have fun and keep you inspired.

We help you build web development skills using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (specifically, the MERN stack: MongoDB, Express, ReactJS, NodeJS). Soon, we’ll help you learn much more.

We invite you to join.


Shift_Up is located at the Durfee Innovation Society (2470 Collingwood St, Detroit, MI).

Hours of operation

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6-9pm

Saturday: 9-5pm

Questions? Email, or click the blue button to your right for live chat assistance.