Andrew Smith (he/they) is currently serving as Digital Content Creator on MCR's Marketing & Communications team. Andrew has a varied professional and volunteering background, with experience ranging from event planning and community outreach, to recycling education, bicycle maintenance and comics writing. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Russian with a minor in Spanish, and his passion lies at the intersection of community and culture, whether at home in Detroit or abroad. He enjoys making connections between different places, organizations, and people, to forge communities that span different facets of life.

    Andrew served a LISC AmeriCorps term as a Program Associate with MCR in 2021, supporting MCR's programs for nonprofit and grassroots organizations in Detroit. In this role, he used his interest and skills in media production to develop the "Cribs & Gardens" Facebook Live series that allowed clients to showcase their community spaces and build camaraderie while social distancing during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also produced a suite of resources on different aspects of volunteer engagement, including a virtual panel discussion featuring speakers from across the region highlighting different considerations for deputizing volunteers to augment grassroots organizations' capacity.

    Andrew joined the Communications team in fall 2022.

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