Margo is dedicated to participating in realizing a more equitable economy in Detroit and beyond. Raised in Virginia, Margo holds a Bachelors in Liberal Arts from Hampshire College, and an MSW from the University of Michigan. Margo has experience in supporting and growing businesses and non-profits, especially ones that prioritize worker ownership and youth development. She is a founding member of The Tricycle Collective, a non-profit that has raised over $120,000 families facing tax foreclosure in Detroit. She is the founder of the Detroit Kite Festival and is board member of the United Community Housing Coalition. You can read about more of her work here.
B. Anthony Holley
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH Coordinator
B. Anthony is a community activist, organizer, and developer in the Detroit area. Born and raised on the East Side, B. Anthony attended Detroit Public Schools becoming well-rounded in his academic capacity through the Science Technology Engineering Arts & Mathematics (STEAM) program. After graduating from Hampton University School of Business B. Anthony returned to Detroit, the hometown he loves, where he devotes his time and talents to highlighting grassroots leadership, youth programs, and educational community forums. As co-founder of Conscious Community Cooperative, B. Anthony advocates for cooperative economics, local business, and emergency preparedness for local communities.
2019 MSW INTERN
Zahra is a grassroots organizer from Brooklyn, New York pursuing a Master of Social Work at the University of Michigan. Focused on community-based programming, cooperative development and holistic, trauma-informed practice, Zahra is committed to collective economics as a tool for liberation and building wealth in Black and Brown communities. Before moving to Detroit, Zahra graduated from Cornell University (‘13), exploring the intersection of art and psychology, worked in development and institutional advancement at arts institutions in NYC and spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching in rural China. Zahra is a doula-in-training interested in energy work, and working on forming a worker-owned cooperative. Zahra also works on capacity-building initiatives with the South Bronx-based community organization Green Worker Cooperatives.