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Mark Covington

Mark Covington is the Founder and President of the Georgia Street Community Collective, a nonprofit organization located on Detroit's Eastside that reduces blight, addresses food security issues, and builds community through urban farming.

Sebastian Jackson

Sebastian Jackson is the owner of Social Club Grooming Co., which provides environmentally friendly grooming services as well as health and beauty education to the metropolitan Detroit community through socially responsible practices.


Amy Elliott Bragg

Amy Elliott Bragg is president of Preservation Detroit, co-founder of the Detroit Drunken Historical Society, author of the book Hidden History of Detroit, founder of the Night Train (a local history blog), tour guide and all-around Detroit history aficionado.

Mitch Cope and Gina Reichert

Mitch Cope and Gina Reichert are the founders of Power House Productions, what started as a somewhat experimental community-development-slash-art project and has evolved into a catalyst for neighborhood development and a cornerstone of the burgeoning "Banglatown" arts community of national renown. 

Jeff Aronoff

Jeff Aronoff is the Executive Director of D:hive, a nonproft that has served as a sort of all-encompassing welcome point for anyone looking to live, work, learn about or do business in Detroit.

Michael Evans

Michael Evans developed the 'blexting' app for Loveland Technologies and their Motor City Mapping project. He also teaches programming courses at Grand Circus and has his web-based technology show PishPosh.TV

Satori Shakoor

Satori Shakoor is the founder of The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers, a monthly storytelling series held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Greg Holman

Greg Holman is Data and Assets Manager of the Detroit Land Bank Authority, analyzing available data, allocating resources, and orchestrating the massive undertaking of ridding Detroit of thousands of blighted residential structures by April 2015.

Anna Clark

Anna Clark is the editor of A Detroit Anthology and a founding member of Literary Detroit, an organization whose mission is to cultivate the city's literary community.

Chad Dickinson

Chad Dickinson is the owner of sustainable furniture company Dickinson by Design and Detroit property and business development company, I'm Here.

Afa Dworkin

Afa Dworkin is the Executive and Artistic Director of the Sphinx Organization, a nonprofit organization that seeks to transform lives through the power of diversity in the arts.

Sintex

Sintex is a Detroit artist known for his graffiti work, and co-founder of transformative art project Grand River Creative Corridor

Maggie DeSantis

Maggie DeSantis is Executive Director of the Warren/Conner Development Coalition, the first modern community development group to service Detroit's Lower Eastside. 

Curtis Lipscomb

Curtis Lipscomb is Executive Director and founder of KICK!, an organization which supports and advocates for African American gays and lesbians.
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