Nominee’s nameMargrit Allen

SEEN Changemaker CategoryCivic Service

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Nominee’s job titleDetroit Director
Nominee’s cityDetroit
Please describe why the nominee is a SEEN Changemaker:

Margrit Allen is a born SEEN Changemaker.

As a leader in education reform and workforce development, Margrit has remained a steadfast champion of individuals and communities that are traditionally marginalized.

With experiences that span the K-12, higher education, non-profit organization, and private business sectors, Allen has spent the past 20 years building the social and economic capital of youth and individuals in the margins.

An unsung shero, Margrit Allen serves as a mentor/coach to several burgeoning young ladies and social entrepreneurs.

Tell us about the individual’s accomplishments:

In her 40 years of living in Detroit, Margrit has accomplished much. As a single mother of two sons, Margrit has managed to serve in leadership roles with the following organizations:

Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) - Detroit Director
Focused Futures - Executive Director
Educational Achievement Authority - Enrollment, Attendance, Pupil Accounting Specialist
Compass Educational Solutions - Lead Consultant
City of Detroit Health Department - Public Health Program Manager
SER Metro-Detroit - School Leader/Program Manager
Detroit Public Schools - Teacher
University of Phoenix - Enrollment Counselor
21st Century Sisterhood - Program Associate

How is he/she impacting the community or the lives of people in Metro Detroit or across the world.

As a champion for people who often reside in underserved communities, Margrit works with local, state and national leaders to advocate for policies, funding and programming that effectuates positive change in cities with demographics similar to Detroit's.

A true change maker, Margrit Allen unselfishly contributes her time, talents and resources to others.


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