2019 Class of Fellows: Community and Neighborhood Development

Ford’s Thirty Under 30 is a yearlong course in leadership and civic engagement that matches nonprofits with Ford employees under age 30 in the U.S., Canada and for the first time - Mexico.

Back row (L-R): Cameron Merritt, Marketing, Sales and Service; Robert Collard, Mobility Solutions; John Hagermanfletcher, Engineering; Ashmita Randhawa, Marketing, Ford of Canada; Jabari Brooks, Information Technology; Anthony Villano, Research and Advanced Engineering; Keith Clark, Manufacturing; Mujadded Qureshi, Product Development ...View More

Middle row (L-R): Alexandra Hippen, Product Development; Dadrien Barnes, Human Resources; Erin Rose Briggs, Product Development; Maria Xenos, Marketing, Ford of Canada; Alexandra Brekke, Marketing; Kristina Diduck, Marketing, Ford of Canada; Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford; Marisa Zelip, Research and Advanced Engineering; Michael Jones, Product Development; Andrew Pozniak, Product Development; Nizar El Amrani, Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford of Canada; Reinald Deda, Quality Front row (L-R): Brianna Krus, Human Resources; Sarah Miller, Product Development; Julia Marcu, Finance, Ford of Canada; KaiLi Xie, Finance; Faith Henderson, Information Technology; Lindsey Mason, Global Data, Insight and Analytics; Rachel Cyranski, Purchasing; Claire Gembrowski, Purchasing; Roshini Venkatesh, Engineering; Elyssa Kopke, Engineering; Luree Brown, Manufacturing

(L-R): Juan Navarro Ortiz, Product Development, Ford of México; Alba Bautista Aguilar, Product Development, Ford of México; Renata Palomino Robles, Communications, Ford of México; Itzel Garrido Ambriz, Ford Credit, Ford of México; Ernesto Meza Medina, Product Development, Ford of México


Who We Work With

Central Detroit Christian Community Development (CDC)

Detroit, Mich., serves the community by working alongside partner churches, supporters and foundation to help neighbors get into affordable homes, learn new skills to get a job and provide assistance during a crisis.

Fellows: Jabari Brooks, Erin Rose Briggs, Brianna Krus, Sarah Miller, Marisa Zelip

Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation

Detroit, Mich., organizes a wide range of community improvement programs designed to help their community in northwest Detroit prosper as a place to live, work and play.

Fellows: Keith Clark, Rob Collard, Andrew Pozinak, Kaili Xie, Claire Gembrowski

Habitat for Humanity-Huron Valley

Ann Arbor, Mich., works to enrich Washtenaw County through a legacy of affordable home ownership for low-income families.

Fellows: Dadrien Barnes, Elyssa Kopke, Reinald Deda, Rachel Cyranski, Cameron Merritt


Detroit, Mich., has a mission to restore dignity and provide hope to the residents of Regent Park, a northeast Detroit neighborhood.

Fellows: Luree Brown, John Hagermanfletcher, Alexandra Hippen, Lindsey Mason, Roshini Venkatesh

The Neighbourhood Organization

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is a community-based, multi-service agency that provides a wide range of community services to support low-income, marginalized and newcomer communities across Toronto.

Fellows: Kristina Diduck, Ashmita Randhawa, Julia Marcu, Maria Xenos, Nizar El Amrani

Urban Neighborhood Initiatives

Detroit, Mich., works with the community based in the Springwells area of southwest Detroit to build safe and thriving environments that meet the communities’ needs.

Fellows: Alexandra Brekke, Michael Jones, Faith Henderson, Mujadded Qureshi, Tony Villano


Mexico City, Mexico, an organization present in 19 countries of Latin America, which seeks to overcome the situation of poverty that millions of people live in settlements, through the joint action of its inhabitants and young volunteers.

Fellows: Juan Navarro Ortiz, Alba Bautista Aguilar, Renata Palomino Robles, Itzel Garrido Ambriz, Ernesto Meza Medina