Stefen J. Welch

Stefen J. Welch

Stefen J. Welch is the Assistant Director, Corporate Philanthropy at Wayne State University. A native of Detroit and believer in the city’s future, Welch is an active community engager and spends much of his time dedicated to various community organizations. An alum of Oakland University, Stefen is also an instructor within the Department of Communication and Journalism. Currently he sits on the Board of Directors at Black Family Development, Inc. and Community Health And Social Services (CHASS). He also holds a Master's in Community Development from the University of Detroit Mercy and is graduate of Leadership Detroit. Follow him @stefenj.

Class project turns into business venture

Wife, expecting mother, Oakland University student, mentor, former NBA performer and Detroiter. All of these roles are owned by Aireal Taylor. But now you can add entrepreneur as well. Taylor is the founder of Kidz Cab, a chauffeured transportation service for children ages 4-16. A Cass Tech alum, Taylor realized the possibility of her business … Continue Reading →

An open letter to young professionals in Detroit

After many years of urging young professionals to remain in the city — as opposed to fleeing to supposedly cooler places for opportunity — Detroit is set up for major impact with a substantial connection to young professionals thanks to countless organizations and dedicated people. As someone who is in his early 30’s and still considers … Continue Reading →