Detroit Chapter

Place-Based. People-Powered. Training Detroit’s new leaders.

NLC Detroit is unique in its ability to curate spaces for historically excluded communities to develop into a base of leaders across all professional sectors. We train leaders who are committed to moving the communities they serve forward, and provide the skills and network to make progress a reality. We are particularly proud of our alumni’s presence in government, including policy advisors, City Council candidates, and elected officials.

162

Since our founding, we’ve trained 162 NLC Fellows in Detroit.

7

Cohorts of NLC Fellows since 2014.

60+

Applicants to the NLC Detroit Institute every year.

2021 Fellows

Aaron Hall

Community Liaison to the Office of Councilman James Tate, Detroit City Council

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Achsha Jones

Sales Coordinator, The Detroit Historical Society

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Adena Hill

Real Estate Manager, City of Detroit

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Aya Waller-Bey

Candidate for Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

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E’yandra Otis

Community Relations Rep, City of Detroit- Councilman Roy McCalister, Jr

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Ebony Walls

Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager, PGA TOUR (Rocket Mortgage Classic)

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Gabriela Santiago-Romero

Policy & Research Director, We The People Michigan

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Geno Gresham

Attendance Agent, Detroit Public Schools Community District

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Hodari Brown

Licensed Minister | Military Veteran | Organizational Leader | Program & Project Manager | Communications Strategist, Jasiri Enterprises LLC

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Ian McCain

Business Development Manager, Eastside Community Network

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Jai Singletary

Community and Resident Services Manager, Detroit City Council

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Jaylen Bradley

Youth Advocate, Strategist, Community Activist, & Candidate for BA , University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

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Jenise Williams

Teacher, Detroit Public Schools Community District

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Jess Pasionek

Educational Consultant

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Jocelyn Turner

Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan

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John Johnson

College Coordinator, University Prep Art & Design

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Justin Onwenu

Environmental Justice Organizer, Sierra Club

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Shari Williams

Senior Program Manager, Detroit Future City

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Alumni

2020

Alexis Davis

Antonice Strickland

Brandon Biddles

Christina Hayes

Doria Barnes

Dr. Dominique Perry

Ekanem N. Obong

Elyon Johnson

Ernestine Lyons

Fatima Majid

Jermaine Peguese

Jinny Han

Keith Crispen

Kenya Abbott Jr.

Kristina Curtiss

Patricia Billette

Rachel Zuckerman

Sarah Oyetubo

Scott Stewart

Shadora L. Ford

Steele Hughes

2019

Afton Branche

Aparajita Jeedigunta

Ashley Williams

Brittany Hutson

Courtney Smith

Damarqio (DK Williams

Darlisha Barnes

Emberly Vick

Esmat Ishag-Osman

Farah Erzouki

Ian Bridges

Jenell Mansfield

Kayla Shelton

Louis Bailey

Luz Meza

Malika Velinor

Sahar Mahmood

Samantha Harris

Scott Smith

Steven Benson

Tiffani Moncrief

2018

Aidan Ali-Sullivan

Amanda Brewington

Arielle Johnson

Ashleigh Maddox

Bianca Lawrence

Candace Kimpson

Cedric Scott

Daralynn Walker

Djeneba Cherif

Dwayne Barnes

Joshua Rivera

LaToya Cunningham

Lola Banks

Mayra Bravo

Nguvu Tsare

Phaedra Wainaina

Raven Thompson

Robert Lockett

Ryan Bates

Tyrone Michael Clemons

2017

Allante Whitmore

Angel Brown

Arielle Milton

Demar Lewis

Dexter Mason

Dorothy Heebner

Edwina King

Heather Olden

Jordan Twardy

Marlo Staples

Mary Naoum

Matthew Robb

Mechelle Sieglitz

Miesha Williamson

Quentin Henry

Reda Taleb

Tabitha Bentley

Veronica Farley-Seybert

Walter Ward

2016

Aghogho Edevbie

Akunna Olumba

Branden Snyder

Cory Connolly

DeAndree Watson

Elizabeth Taylor

Jereshia Hawk

Julius Readus

Kamilia Landrum

Keith Jones

Latonya Garth

LaTrice Davis

Lauren Bealore

Marva Goodson

Matthew Carter

Meredith Loomis Quinlan

Quentin Love

Russell Harris

Thomas Turner

2015

Adrienne Hill

Amanda Alexander

Angela Fortino

Axel Cooley

Brittany Stallworth

Christopher M. Blount

Eboni Wells

Eze Ejelonu

Jay Rayford

Kristen Carethers

Lawrence Robinson

Marcus Jones

Modeira Johnson

Parker Tracey

Rakiba Mitchell

Robert Thomas

Royda Urey

Sean Harness

Shaniece Bennett

Treasure Thomas

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