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Joi Mitchell – Development Assistant
Joi is a non-profit professional with a passion for youth advocacy and development. She joined our team in December 2022. As a development assistant, Joi oversees donor appreciation and fundraising event guest lists, and assists with creating proposals, grants, and reports.
Joi has more than 10 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. At her former employer, The Youth Connection, she was the program manager of a health and nutrition program. In this role she, along with a team of facilitators, educated elementary through middle school-aged children and their parents on the importance of incorporating healthy habits into their lifestyles. She also was the lead facilitator for the Youth Connection Career Academies’ year-round and summer workforce development programs. Joi’s interest expanded to fund development where she assisted with planning and solidifying sponsorships for all fundraising events.
“I am excited to learn and grow in fund development. It feels good to know that what I do matters and will have a lasting impact. I am thrilled to be a part of the Winning Futures Team!”
Joi grew up in Detroit and attended Central Michigan University (fire up chips!). She earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts (BAA) in broadcast and cinematic arts with a minor in marketing/advertising. She is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and The Ladies League of Detroit. Joi loves to travel, attend concerts, sing karaoke, and spend time with her family and friends in her spare time.