Vice President of Technical Assistance
Danielle Lewinski serves as Vice President of Technical Assistance at the Center for Community Progress (Community Progress), America’s nonprofit leader for turning “Vacant Spaces into Vibrant Places.”
Before joining Community Progress, Lewinski served a number of nonprofit organizations in Michigan specifically helping them to understand and assess vacant properties and develop strategies and tools to foster neighborhood revitalization.
Serving as Director of Planning and Technical Programs for Michigan Community Resources, she created and executed the planning and technical assistance offerings of the Detroit Vacant Property Campaign. Through this work, she directed vacant property strategy development, data analysis, and mapping services, ran a vacant property mini-grant program, initiated an unprecedented city-wide parcel survey, and 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 her work at MCR, Lewinski also supported community development work in Detroit, MI through Focus: HOPE and Pontiac, MI through Lighthouse Community Development.
Lewinski 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 earned an Executive Scholar Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.