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Yisrael Pinson

Rabbi Yisrael Pinson is leading Detroit's first Chabad House, a center for metro Detroit's Jewish population in Midtown. 

Kalia Keith

Kalia Keith is the Community Arts Development Coordinator at Community + Public Arts: Detroit (C+PAD), a program of the College for Creative Studies that brings Detroiters and artists together to create community-driven public art projects in neighborhoods across the city.

Andrea Perkins

Andrea Perkins is the Community Engagement Manager of Benevolent Detroit, a philanthropic crowd-funding website that spotlights low-income individuals by placing their stories online, listing what they need, why they need it, and how much it will cost to get it, then connecting nonprofits, their clients, and small donors who want to give to others. 

Courtney Hurtt

Courtney Hurtt is the co-founder of Detroit Grams, a digital magazine that tells the stories of everyday Detroiters through words and images.

Abir Ali and Andre Sandifer

Abir Ali and Andre Sandifer are the owners and crafters behind acclaimed hand-made furniture house Ali Sandifer Studio.

Francis Grunow

Francis Grunow has been a Detroit advocate since long before being a Detroit advocate was trendy or cool. He helped form Detroit Synergy, was a driving force behind Declare Detroit, and most recently formed the Corridors Alliance. But his trendiest and coolest effort to date has been the revival of the Marche du Nain Rouge, the annual parade driving out the red dwarf that torments Detroit in the Cass Corridor's answer to Mardi Gras. 

Bradford Frost

Bradford Frost has been behind the transformation of the DIA's Kresge Court into the Cultural Living Room, the amateur photography exhibition Reveal Your Detroit held at the DIA, and is now director of the Detroit Corridor Initiative, an organization that aims to take the work they accomplished in the Woodward corridor as the Woodward Corridor Initiative and spread it to other parts of the city.

James Feagin

James Feagin is the co-founder of Imagine Detroit Together, a grassroots community group that seeks to bridge the gap between Old and New Detroit. 

Linzie Venegas

Linzie Venegas is chief marketing officer and business unit manager for Ideal Shield, a subsidiary company of Southwest Detroit-based, family-owned, and community-oriented Ideal Group

Anne Duncan

Anne Duncan is the founder of The DAD Foundation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, which provides all types of advocacy and social services for the deaf and hard of hearing community. 

Alessandra Carreon

Alessandra Carreon is a co-founder of Better Block Detroit, an effort to raise awareness of complete streets, placemaking methods, and the potential for healthy, vibrant neighborhoods in the city.

Vittoria Katanski

Vittoria Katanski is the Executive Director of Hatch Detroit, a small business grant contest that gives others the opportunity to have a role in the redevelopment of Detroit.

Steve Tobocman

Steve Tobocman is the founder of New Solutions Group LLC, a for-profit public policy consulting business.

Jenny Feterovich

Jenny Feterovitch is an internationally-known DJ, a film and television producer, and will soon open her own ftiness studio in Corktown. She's definitely never bored.

Damien Rocchi

Damien Rocchi is co-founder of Grand Circus, a new company that aims to increase the size of Detroit's technology industry by addressing a dearth of tech talent in the city through classes, workshops and networking opportunities.
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