Alyssa Williams

Community and Educational Initiatives Fellow | Strategic Community Partners

Alyssa Williams
My story

I am a born and raised Detroiter. I attended Renaissance High School then Michigan State University for my bachelors degree. Last May I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a masters degree in Women and Gender Studies. Since graduating, I have been a participant in Challenge Detroit – a professional development fellowship that focuses on working, leading, and playing in Detroit.

Professionally, my background is in social work, education, and community engagement. Currently, I work for Strategic Community Partners – a black owned, mission driven, capacity building firm. Strategic Community Partners helps organizations build capacity by pairing strategic thinking with cultural competency. Additionally, in November I received a Constructive Leadership Award from the community service organization Build On for my work in community engagement.

how I got started

My career began with Challenge Detroit. To become a Challenge Detroit Fellow, I had to participate in 4 applicant rounds including an interview trip. During the interview trip I had the opportunity to interview with prominent businesses to be “hosted” by for my fellowship year. I was selected by Strategic Community Partners and started my role June of 2019.

What I love most about working in Southeast Michigan

“Detroit is big enough to matter in the world and small enough for you to matter in it”

Southeast Michigan has so many different people, organizations, and experiences that makes working here an exciting experience. There are professional organizations for every field, advocacy groups for anything you care about and a restaurant for every appetite!

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