THE TEAM

The ORIGINAL CREATIVITY team is made up of millennials who combined their professional experience and passion to help create a better NW Goldberg, Detroit for all.

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JORDAN YAGIELA


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jordan is the executive director of ORIGINAL CREATIVITY. The Michigan State grad has been spearheading philanthropic efforts in the city of Detroit since she was 18. She believes building real relationships is the key to success to ensure that all residents are a part of redevelopment. She is aware that her experiences as a white woman raised in the suburbs are different than of a long-time resident of NW Goldberg. She is committed to understanding varying perspectives and working collaboratively with residents in decision making. Jordan aims to use her passion for community and economic development to help revitalize the NW Goldberg neighborhood.

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DANIEL A. WASHINGTON
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Daniel is the founder and president of ORIGINAL CREATIVITY. As a life-long resident of NW Goldberg, Daniel sees his community as a prime example of a neighborhood in need of investment. With an education from Detroit's renown Wayne State University - the 25-year-old has years of experience in marketing and communications. To Daniel, founding ORIGINAL CREATIVITY was his way of making sure the work he did as a child is spread beyond 15th St and is inclusive to all NW Goldberg residents.

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MICHAEL LEWIS II
COMMUNICATIONS CHAIR

Michael is the communications chair of ORIGINAL CREATIVITY. After earning his degree from Wayne State University just two miles away from NW Goldberg, Michael moved to NW Goldberg to be apart of the neighborhood’s fabric. With a passion for communications and community outreach, Michael sees ORIGINAL CREATIVITY as an outlet to perfect his craft and give back Detroit. As a NW Goldberg resident, Michael merges his passions to help improve this forgotten neighborhood.