30 Under 30 Fellows - 2018

2018 Class of Fellows: Housing, Homelessness & Shelter

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Who We Work With

Cass Community Social Services

Cass Community Social Services is dedicated to making a profound difference in the lives of the diverse populations it serves by providing basic needs, including affordable housing, promoting self-reliance and encouraging community involvement and community improvement.

Fellows: Leah Cordero, Muneeb Hameed, Christiana Lumaj, Jackson Pilutti, Joseph R. Petit-Homme, Jr.

First Step Shelter

The Mission of First Step is to eliminate both domestic and sexual violence and to provide comprehensive services to individuals and families impacted by these crimes. First Step offers free services such as shelter, counseling, legal information, transitional housing, support groups and children’s programs.

Fellows: Molli Andor, Dominic Gelfuso, Samantha Martens, Devin McParlane, Robert Voisin

Habitat for Humanity - Macomb County

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Macomb County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Fellows: Xander Breg, Lani Duffy, Eric Hum, Dhivya Srinivasan, Westin Pulizzi

Ruth Ellis Center

The core purpose of the Ruth Ellis Center is building positive futures with lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning young people experiencing systematic and interpersonal barriers to housing health and wellness.

Fellows: Ishmael Amegashie, Katelyn Hamaker, Sergio Juarez, Nevi Kaja, Kevin Zurek

SOS (South Oakland Shelter)

South Oakland Shelter works with a diverse range of people struggling with homelessness to build mutually supportive and caring communities for people to call home.

Fellows: Shelby Avery, Patrick Davis, Ben Schoenleber, Chris Taylor, Aparna Velampudi

United Way of Halton & Hamilton

To improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

Fellows: Audrey Lajoie, Steven Lapointe, Sophia Polansky, Daria Urakova, Brendan Webb