The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation has announced that Charla Sanders has joined DEGC through the Wayne State University Detroit Revitalization Fellows program. She will serve as the Employment District Program Manager for Motor City Match, a program that matches businesses in the city with Detroit’s best available real estate and assistance with loans and grants. Sanders is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned a Master’s degree in social work and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Sanders’ professional experiences have been based on community improvement strategies, including her work administering multiple federally funded community improvement grants at one of 34 nationwide IHS Urban Indian Health Programs.
Sanders most recently held joint positions with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and DEGC, where she focused on Detroit-centric philanthropy and economic development projects.
DEGC has also added an intern to its staff for the current semester. Cydney Camp is a student at Michigan State University, enrolled in the Public Policy program at James Madison College. She is currently working on a Bachelor’s degree in social relations and policy and expects to graduate at the end of this year.
Camp has experience working for the business law firm Kilpatrick and Associates on bankruptcy issues and the MSU Department of Sustainability, holding research and data management-related duties.
Camp will assist DEGC Director of Strategy and Research Virginia Wilkinson in the development of market and demographic data for Detroit and the surrounding area. She will also assist with research on policy issues in the city and help with the planning and execution of the Detroit Familiarization tour this fall.
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