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Michael O'Bryan

Michael O'Bryan

Michael O'Bryan harnesses the healing power of the arts to address social issues, including in his role as the Sanctuary Coordinator for the Trauma Informed Care Initiative in Philadelphia. 

Dawn Weleski

Dawn Weleski

Dawn Weleski is a co-founder of Conflict Kitchen, an experimental art project in Pittsburgh where food is the medium and political conflict a tool of practice. 

Joel Marcovitch

Joel Marcovitch

Toledo's Jewish population is a lot smaller than it was at its peak, but the community of 2,200 is extremely involved and striving to make the entire city a better place, says Joel Marcovitch, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo.
Toledo 

Shaka Senghor

Shaka Senghor

Shaka Senghor is a New York Times best-selling author, a highly respected and sought-after speaker, a mentor and teacher, a criminal justice reform activist, and an ex-con who works to put a human face to incarceration and show that transformation is possible. 

Amanda Elliott

Amanda Elliott

Amanda Elliott is the Executive Director of the Richmond Main Street Initiative, a community-based nonprofit that works to revitalize historic downtown Richmond as a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban village that reflects the community's rich and diverse heritage.

Karla Henderson

Karla Henderson

Karla Henderson is the Chief Operating Officer of the Wright Museum, a position in which she leverages her background in city planning, community engagement, and nonprofit management to grow this important cultural institution. 

Terry Schwarz

Terry Schwarz

Terry Schwarz is the Director of the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, a combined urban design graduate program and urban design practice nonprofit that uses planning and design to address social issues in neighborhoods throughout Northeast Ohio. 

John Amato

John Amato

When your company's most popular t-shirt says "You will do better in Toledo," you're bound to hear a joke or two if your company is not actually located in the city. Just ask John Amato, whose screen printing business Jupmode is moving from Perrysburg to downtown Toledo this summer.
Toledo 

Bill Strickland

Bill Strickland

Bill Strickland is the President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, an arts education, adult career training, and social enterprise institution on Pittsburgh's North Side. 

Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith is applying her extensive economic development experience from Detroit and applying it in her role as President and CEO of EPIcenter Memphis, a collaborative and community-wide effort to inclusively grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Memphis region. 

Gregory Heller

Gregory Heller

Gregory Heller is the CEO of American Communities Trust, a national community development partner that works to bridge the gap between the world of private investment and meaningful community building.

Jose Corona

Jose Corona

As the Director of Equity & Strategic Partnerships, Jose Corona works to ensure that the long-term competitiveness of Oakland is directly linked to the vitality and the diversity in the community, and that economic development benefits everyone. 

L to R: Sam Vaughn, Neighborhood Change Agent; Rohnell Robinson, Peacemaker Ambassador; and Devone Boggan

Devone Boggan

Devone Boggan is the Director of the Office of Neighborhood Safety in Richmond, California, a non-law enforcement government agency with a specific focus to reduce firearm assaults and associated death by engaging the very people most at-risk. 

Napoleon Wallace

Napoleon Wallace

Napoleon Wallace, an Executive Staff member for Durham's Self-Help, leverages his expertise in investment banking in his work in social justice and policy advocacy.
Durham 

Andrea Chen

Andrea Chen

Andrea Chen is the Executive Director of Propeller, a New Orleans-based incubator and accelerator that tackles social and environmental challenges by launching socially-minded ventures. 
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