The CREW Detroit Outreach Committee extends the mission and vision of CREW Network by inspiring and educating the next generation of female professionals. This is achieved by mentoring and hosting events with our local schools, universities and communities, helping to create an expanded interest in the commercial real estate industry for the next generation. Outreach programs not only provide scholarship and employment opportunities from our chapter membership, but also help create dynamic forums that continue the CREW conversation and the goal of achieving equality in our industry.
CREW Detroit Outreach hosts several philanthropic endeavors and events in an effort to make an impact, while building relationships within our community. Participating in these events is an excellent avenue to contribute to your community (help), grow your network (meet), and expand your zone of influence (learn). Examples of these efforts are outlined below:
- UCREW: Building Relationships. UCREW is a program that introduces commercial real estate careers to college and university students, as well as early-career professionals. See UCREW
- Charity of Choice: Philanthropy. Each year CREW Detroit selects a charity on which they focus their philanthropic efforts. CREW Members have rallied to build something special – quite literally. Through donations of time, talent and expertise, members of CREW Detroit have gotten our hands dirty building homes, improving schools and restored quality of living for our selected charity.
- Holiday Party: Gratitude. CREW Outreach celebrates by going above and beyond. Every December, immersed in an atmosphere of camaraderie, stewardship and gratitude – the CREW Detroit Holiday Party holds a popular raffle. The results are cash and in-kind donations to more local charities. We don’t just agree with CREW Network's vision. We create it in our own community.
- CREW Careers: Building Foundations. CREW Careers is a program that introduces young school age girls to careers in the commercial real estate industry. This motivational and informational program provides the foundation for future CRE professionals. Students learn about the industry from CREW members who share information on their professions, insights and personal experiences.
The secret to our success is simple: CREW members are engaged. It’s more than just giving back. CREW Outreach is paying it forward. Take your CREW experience to the next level with the CREW Detroit Outreach Committee.
There is a place for everyone. Your commitment and participation will help develop your core strengths and reveal new ones. To join the Outreach Committee, contact:
Lord, Aeck & Sargent Architects
Managing Director, District Capital
Vice President / Business Development Manager, Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc.
Territory Manager, Patcraft Commercial Flooring
Account Executive, Interface
Senior Consultant, Plante Moran
Senior Furniture Advisor, CBRE, Inc.
Professor, University of Detroit Mercy