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Sandra Yu

Sandra Yu is a program manager at Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) coordinating green training programs and advocating for local capacity building. She is also a co-founder of Declare Detroit and the Detroit Facilitation Guild.

Charlie Cavell

Charlie Cavell is the founder of the Pay it Forward Initiative, a nonprofit that provides employment opportunities and job training to jobless Detroiters ages 18 to 24.

Kirk Mayes

Kirk Mayes is the director of the Brightmoor Alliance, a coalition of organizations dedicated to delivering social services to the Brightmoor community in Northwest Detroit. He is also a drafter of the Detroit Declaration, a member of the B.I.N.G. Institute Roundtable and a player on the Detroit City Futbol League's champion team.

Jordi Carbonell

Jordi Carbonell is the owner of Café Con Leche, a café in Southwest Detroit. The business was founded on the belief that strong communities need a central gathering place that reflects the diversity of the neighborhood.

Delphia Simmons

Delphia Simmons is the Founder of Thrive Detroit, a social venture offering vulnerably-housed citizens opportunities to launch micro-entrepreneurial projects.

Yusef Shakur

Yusef Bunchy Shakur is the founder of the Urban Network, a multi-purpose, community-centered business consisting of a bookstore, an entertainment company, and a publishing outfit. 

Bobby Smith

Bobby Smith is the Founder & CEO of En Garde! Detroit, a social enterprise providing inner-city youth access to the sport of fencing.

Amy Kaherl

Amy Kaherl is the organizer of Detroit SOUP, a monthly fundraising dinner to support local projects. She also orchestrates "shenanigans" for the Detroit City Futbol League and the Marche du Nain Rouge. And she spins as DJ Amy Dreamcatcher.

Matthew Naimi

Matthew Naimi is known around town as the "green guy." As founder of Recycle Here, Detroit's neighborhood recycling program, he's on a mission to make Detroit more sustainable.

Laura Hughes

Laura Hughes is the Executive Director of the Ruth Ellis Center, the only agency in the Midwest dedicated to at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Erik Howard

Erik Howard is the co-founder of Young Nation, a non-profit organization that promotes holistic development of youth in urban settings through building relationships, community education, and passion-driven projects.

Jeff Sturges

Jeff Sturges leads the Mount Elliott Makerspace, a community workshop that serves as an environment for knowledge exchange and entrepreneurial experimentation through “making.” He is also a member of OmniCorpDetroit, a group of designers, artists, engineers, musicians, thinkers, do-ers and makers who collaborate to build new things.

Jessica Williams

Jessica Brooke Williams leads Young Adults/Artists/Activists of Heidelberg (YAH), a branch of the Heidelberg Project that engages young adults to become leaders in the community and gain professional development in Detroit's growing arts industry.

Jess Daniel

Jess Daniel is the founder of FoodLab Detroit, a group to support the development, growth, and cooperation of locally owned socially and environmentally responsible food enterprises.

Phil Jones

Phil Jones is the Manager and Executive Chef of COLORS, a social enterprise of the Restaurant Opportunities Center of Michigan. Located in downtown Detroit, the restaurant uses local ingredients and trains local employees in collective entrepreneurship.
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