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Christopher LeFlore

Associate Program Officer


Chris LeFlore is an associate program officer with The Kresge Foundation’s Detroit Program. He joined the foundation in 2021 as a special assistant to the president.

Previously, Chris worked as a policy analyst for the City of Detroit in the office of Council Member Ayers. Chris was also chosen as a fellow for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in summer 2017, and most recently worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in their Community Development and Policy Studies division.

Chris holds a Master of Public Policy and Urban Planning from the University of Michigan, where he was a Dow Sustainability Fellow, studying how to leverage public private partnership to provide transportation to job seekers.

Chris is the cofounder of two nonprofits, BankBlackUSA and M-Years. BankBlackUSA is a nationwide grassroots organization that works to promote financial inclusion and wealth building through research and advocacy. M-YEARS is an education enrichment program that teaches STEM, social studies and urban planning to middle school students in northeast Detroit.