Bradford Frost, Director of the Detroit Initiative, on

Bradford Frost
Capital Impact Partners

Bradford Frost is the Director of the Detroit Initiative. As a member of the Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program from 2011-2013 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Bradford led the development and execution of over a million dollars of new community development projects, including the transformation of Kresge Court and several innovative community inclusion programs at the museum. An AmeriCorps*NCCC alum and former United Way professional, Bradford started his career in Detroit in 2005. He now serves as volunteer leader for Declare Detroit. Bradford received a Masters degree in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, including coursework in Social and Urban Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Mary Washington. Bradford’s first book: Reveal Your Detroit: An Intimate Look at a Great American City, was published by Wayne State University Press in 2013.

Articles by Bradford Frost

  • Bradford Frost

    Investing in Detroit’s Comeback: Optimism & Challenges on the Road to Inclusive Growth

    Detroit’s comeback story is replacing the apocalyptic headlines of recent memory. Thanks to new investment, thousands of new streetlights are on and blight is being tackled at a faster pace than ever before. But fundamental questions remain: Will redevelopment in Detroit lead to equitable growth? Will the city's lower-income and working-class residents who have lived there for decades continue to be a significant part of Detroit’s rich culture, history and vibrancy? These are questions that are being asked in urban areas across the country, says Bradford Frost, director of the Detroit Initiative.

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