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Public Allies

Developing leaders to increase educational and economic opportunities by increasing local voices in local issues

Challenge Detroit

Community and leadership development fellowship for young leaders


Women’s collective with classes, coaching and social clubs

UD Mercy Emerging Leaders

A co-curricular emerging leaders program designed to educate, engage and empower students

Detroit Young Professionals

Nonprofit developing the young leaders of the region

Henry Ford Community Leadership

Offering an associate degree or certificate in community leadership

Black Young Professionals of Metro Detroit

Providing black young professionals a space for personal and professional development, social events and community service

Leadership Oakland

Bringing together corporate, civic and nonprofit leaders to participate in a community leadership program in Oakland County

After 5 Detroit

Events, programming and activities to help young professionals connect to the city


Coworking space and private offices hosting regular events and professional development opportunities

Oakland County Young Professionals

Brings together young professionals across Oakland County

NextGen Young Professionals of Macomb County

Young leaders and professionals dedicated to making Macomb County a great place to live, work and play

Leadership Detroit

Leadership development program for mid-career professionals throughout the region

Leadership Macomb

10-month program for mid-career professionals to learn about issue-driven topics in Macomb County

NextGen Detroit

Leadership development programs and community work

Detroit Revitalization Fellows

Mid-career leaders stimulating progress within Detroit’s civic, community and economic development landscape

Venture for America

Two-year fellowship program for recent grads who want to work at a startup and create jobs in Detroit

Oakland Next

Peers and colleagues working to better the county with the goal of retaining talent in Oakland County

Fresh Era

Events that engage millennials to volunteer in support of the Detroit community and network with peers.

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