Janai Gilmore rejoined Michigan Community Resources as a Program Manager in 2018 and was promoted to director in November 2020. Janai’s responsibilities range from managing collaborative projects—including the New Economy Initiative’s Neighborhood Business Initiative and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Nonprofit Referral System—to providing one-on-one technical assistance to community-based organizations.

Janai’s diverse experiences working in community development have included working as an intern, Program Associate, and Program Manager with MCR. Prior to joining MCR, she was exposed to community development as a community organizer with the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project, and as an intern with the Duisburg Development Agency in Duisburg, Germany. She has a Master of Science in Inequalities and Social Science from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs from Wayne State University.

Janai Gilmore