Full Name
Joseph Rashid
Job Title
Executive Director
E. Warren Development Corp
Speaker Bio
Joe Rashid, MCD: Executive Director

Born and raised in Detroit, Joe has spent his career dedicated to achieving equitable community development via authentic networking, social entrepreneurship, and real estate development.

As one of the founding Detroit Action Strategists for ioby, Joe helped launch a unique model of crowdfunding that helps Detroit residents craft successful campaigns, fundraising plans, timelines, and budgets to realize specific community- or neighborhood-based projects.

As the former Outreach Director for Brightmoor Alliance, Joe worked with the Community Development Advocates of Detroit to lead the land use and quality of life planning process that resulted in the “Restore the ‘Moor” neighborhood-based framework. Joe also worked with Southwest Housing Solutions to coordinate a workforce development job training program with a special focus on deconstruction, weatherization, and landscaping.

Passionate about creating community-based solutions to address community-identified needs, Joe founded of E. Warren Development Corp, to facilitate the equitable development of the E. Warren Corridor and adjacent neighborhoods, focusing on community engagement, development facilitation, business incubation, and neighborhood based site control.

Joe holds a Masters Degree in Community Development from the University of Detroit Mercy and lives in the East English Village Neighborhood with his wife Dana and their 2 dogs, Rocket and Enzo.
Joseph Rashid