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Danielle Lewinski

Danielle LewinskiVice President of Michigan Initiatives
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Danielle Lewinski serves as Vice President of Michigan Initiatives for the Center for Community Progress, a national nonprofit focused on helping communities develop solutions for vacant and problem properties. At Community Progress, Danielle directs the organization’s technical assistance, leadership and education, research, and policy work throughout Michigan. Before joining Community Progress, Danielle worked as the Director of Planning and Technical Programs for Michigan Community Resources, where she created and executed the planning and technical assistance offerings of the Detroit Vacant Property Campaign (DVPC) including strategy development, data analysis, and mapping services aimed at helping communities address vacancy, blight and abandonment. In addition to leading the DVPC work, Danielle acted as a primary liaison between the civic engagement and technical teams for Detroit Future City, the strategic framework for the city of Detroit. Prior to Michigan Community Resources, Danielle worked on vacant property and blight issues for community development corporations in Detroit and Pontiac, MI.


Danielle earned a Master of Urban Planning degree and a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in African and African American Studies from Mount Holyoke College. She is a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council and will soon be awarded an Executive Scholar Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.