Emberly Vick
City of Detroit, Policy Analyst


Emberly Vick is a self-proclaimed justice warrior with a passion for civic engagement, entrepreneurial endeavors and the promotion of upward mobility. As the creator of the DOPE IDEA Scholarship Fundraiser, a unique scholarship award that sprung from a fundraiser created to fund her undergraduate degree, the award serves HBCU bound scholars between the ages of 18-25 at any classification. The award is primarily administered on the basis of academic achievement and community impact.

A magna cum laude graduate, Ms. Vick received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science Pre-law with a minor in the Administration of Justice from Howard University where she was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society and the Charles Pre-Houston Pre-Law Society. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree in entrepreneurship and innovation and is set to attend law school fall of 2019. At present, Ms. Vick serves the City of Detroit as a Policy Analyst and Small Business Liaison to Councilman Scott Benson and also serves as the Director and Communications Liaison of the Detroit City Council Airport Task Force.

Dedicated to leadership through public service, community advocacy, and social justice activism, Ms. Vick has a history of volunteer involvement with political campaigns and non-profit organizations such as LINC Academy for Social Transformation, Vote Yes for Kids, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids Public Schools, and Revolutionary Art Supporting Black and Brown Artists to name a few. She has served as an Americorps member and community organizer for others.

Ms. Vick collaborates with local leaders, engages and empowers constituents, and looks forward to transforming the community by promoting economic and social justice.