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Business+Impact’s 21-22 Board Fellows and Nonprofit Partners

During the 2021-22 academic year,  participants in Business+Impact’s Board Fellows program will attend monthly board meetings at local nonprofits as non-voting members and complete a major strategic project.  Below are the regional organizations and the students assigned to them:

Alternatives for Girls

Alternatives For Girls helps homeless and high risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy, and exploitation; and helps them to explore and access the support, resources, and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong and to make positive choices for their lives.

  • Sneha Edupuganti, MBA
  • Gena Inbusch, MBA

Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

The mission of the Ann Arbor CIL is to is to empower the lives of people with disabilities and to advocate for a more inclusive community for all.

  • Gabriela Alvarez Estades, MBA

Ann Arbor Track Club

The Ann Arbor Track Club promotes fitness, friendship, and fun for all ages through running, walking, and track and field activities.

  • Haleigh Miller, MBA

Apple Playschools

Apple Playschools embodies inclusion, innovation, and environmental stewardship in entrepreneurship and education in order to make a more equitable world.

  • Sam Ashley, MBA/MPP

Avalon Healing Center

Avalon inspires healing and empowerment for those affected by sexual violence through free and immediate comprehensive services; promotes public awareness; and advances social change.

  • Emma Knoesen, MBA

Center for Success Network

Center for Success unites literacy and community to empower students in the journey of education.

  • Tess Levin, MBA
  • Nia McCarthy, MBA

Community Action Network

Community Action Network partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods to create better futures for themselves and improve the communities in which they live.

  • Luke Hendon, MBA
  • Linda Yang, MBA

Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center

The Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center  advances innovative practices in higher education that promote respectful, transformative dialogue on controversial topics and complex social issues, thereby reflecting a commitment to pluralism and academic freedom and strengthening a democratically engaged society.

  • Anna Haas, MBA
  • Stella Han, MBA


GenesisHOPE is a community development corporation in Islandview Village, a near east side neighborhood in Detroit, MI. With a focus on youth, community and economic development, we improve the quality of life for those living and working in Islandview.

  • Tyrese Jackson, MBA
  • Ramsay Ritchie, MPP

Her World

Her World Initiative seeks to help change the life of one woman at a time afflicted by domestic violence, the litigation abuse that often ensues when they try to escape it, and the journey that takes these women from surviving, to healing, and ultimately thriving.

  • Patrick Burden, MBA

InsideOut Literary Arts

InsideOut’s primary goal is to transform the lives of students in metro Detroit through the written and spoken word. Our team of professional artists and performers provide high-quality, life-enhancing literary arts experiences in the classroom and in the community and make possible the realization of our mission to inspire students to “think broadly, create bravely and share their voices with the wider world.”

  • Isabelle Shanafelt, MBA

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

Jalen Rose Leadership Academy will empower all scholars to develop the strength of character, skills, and knowledge needed to matriculate into, be great in, and graduate from college so that they have opportunities to be successful in the competitive world and to take care of themselves and the people that they love.

  • Emmalee Greiner, MBA

Many Hands 

Many Hands is a lifesharing, learning and living community environment where people of all abilities thrive and grow to their full potential.

  • Tyler VauDell, MBA

Michigan Food and Farming Systems

MFFS is connecting beginning and historically underserved farmers to resources and to each other; ensuring social justice, environmental stewardship, and profitability.

  • Chelsea Parker, MBA, Environment

Michigan United Cerebral Palsy (MI-UCP)

MI-UCP enables all Michiganders with disabilities to live to the best of their abilities and ambitions.

  • Sarah Hagan, MBA ‘23

Motor City Freedom Riders

The Motor City Freedom Riders is an organization of metro Detroit bus riders and allies, working together across the region to build a movement for better public transit service to achieve transportation freedom.

  • Nicholas Rojas, MBA, Environment

Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan (NLSM)

Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan serves the citizens of Michigan with quality professional housing counseling, legal and advocacy services by removing barriers that prevent individuals from reaching their fullest potential.

  • Joss Woodhead, MBA

Old Newsboy’s Goodfellow Fund

Since 1914 the mission of the Old Newsboy’s Goodfellow Fund is “No kiddie without a Christmas.”

  • Grace Kenney, MBA

Salvation Army of Metro Detroit

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit provides substance abuse treatment, women’s services, disaster services, correctional programs, Corps community centers, family services, older adult programs, shelters, day camp, character building programs, after school programs, early childhood development, William Booth Legal Aid Clinic, and Medical Respite Care.

  • Eden Berdugo, MBA
  • Jackson Pilutti, MBA

SCRAP Creative Reuse

SCRAP is an arts, environment and education nonprofit with a mission to inspire creative reuse and sustainable environmental behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.

  • Madison Parrish, MBA, Environment
  • Amy Schatz, MBA, Environment

SOS Community Services

SOS promotes housing stability and family self-sufficiency through collaboration, care and respect.

  • Young Chan Lim, MPP

Southwest Solutions

The mission of Southwest Solutions is to enhance the quality of life, success and self-sufficiency of individuals and families in Detroit.

  • Danielle Burnett, MBA

Two Rabbits

The Two Rabbits mission is to empower communities to create preschool programs that honor their identity and prepare children to lead the future as they define it.

  • Kate Salomon, MBA

Washtenaw Area Council for Children

WACC’s mission is to promote child safety and well-being, and to prevent child maltreatment, abuse, and neglect through educational service and programs to children, parents, community members and youth-serving professionals throughout Washtenaw County.

  • Mary Jasnic, MBA
  • Sonali Reddy, MBA/MD

Washtenaw Housing Alliance

The mission of the Washtenaw Housing Alliance is to end homelessness in Washtenaw County, MI.

  • Laura Meyer, MPP

Senior Fellows

  • Harshita Pilla, MBA/MURP
  • Benjamin Levine, MBA/MPP
  • Connor Donnelly, MBA/Environment