Stellar Business Award

New Detroit Wins Best Nonprofit in Detroit, MI

New Detroit

Why New Detroit Was Selected as the Winner

After careful review, we have chosen New Detroit and its Director of Transformational Change, Rebecca J Irby, as the recipients of this year’s Stellar Business Award. The decision was made based on their unwavering commitment to racial understanding and equity, not just in Metropolitan Detroit but on a global scale. Rebecca’s leadership, backed by her Nobel Peace Prize-winning experience, has been instrumental in transforming New Detroit into a beacon of racial justice. Her innovative approach to fostering empathy and courage among leaders, coupled with her work at the United Nations, further underscores her dedication to creating a more equitable world. Moreover, her efforts in education and activism, particularly in the creation of the Social Emotional Learning Coordinator profession, have had a profound impact on the education sector. We believe that New Detroit, under Rebecca’s guidance, is a shining example of a business that is not only successful but also contributes significantly to societal change. 

They displayed all of the qualities that we at Stellar Business look for when determining excellence. These qualities include outstanding growth, service to their community, and excellent business practices. We determined that they excel in these criteria as the top Nonprofit in Detroit, MI. 

About New Detroit

New Detroit is a coalition of leaders working to achieve racial understanding and racial equity in Metropolitan Detroit.
New Detroit works to dismantle racism in the Metro Detroit region by moving hearts and minds and changing policies and systems. Our work includes education, trainings, services, research, and programs to fight racism at the personal, institutional, and systemic levels.

Today, we congratulate New Detroit for winning this year’s annual Stellar Business Award for Nonprofit in Detroit, MI. Our selection committee reviewed several outstanding companies for this award, and we decided unanimously that they are the official winners. 

Competition in Nonprofit

  • The Skillman Foundation
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • The Detroit Regional Chamber
  • The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
  • The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
  • The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
  • The Detroit Institute of Arts
  • The Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • The Detroit Zoological Society
  • The United Way for Southeastern Michigan

New Detroit Reviews

Our team at Stellar Business reviews companies based on several factors, including online reviews, the ability to deliver results, interactions with leadership, and more. Based on these metrics, we then create a weighted overall score.

When giving reviews, we interviewed Rebecca J Irby about their success in the area. We also looked at what their customers were saying on Google and other trusted review sites. Because New Detroit maintains consistently stellar reviews, they received strong consideration for this award.

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New Detroit quickly became our strongest applicants in Detroit, MI. They displayed excellent customer service and an ability to deliver and maintain high reviews in their community. So, Stellar Business would like to endorse them as the top Nonprofit in Detroit, MI. We believe that their outstanding ability to serve their clients makes them a long-time favorite provider. 

Rebecca J Irby Recognized as Director of Transformational Change of New Detroit

Rebecca Irby was on the team that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. She helps develop heart-centered leaders who are empathetic, mindful, and courageous.

Rebecca is a founder and award-winning executive who works with governments worldwide, large institutions, Fortune 500 companies to the small start-ups down the street. Rebecca guides and inspires teams with her transformational formula to become that inclusive, multicultural space that continues to thrive and outperforms all others. It’s a simple formula that can be applied in any space, and Rebecca is excited to share it with you. Here’s to your continued growth and success!

Rebecca holds Consulting Status at the United Nations and is regularly called to speak at High-Level UN forums. She opens spaces of peace and cross-cultural communication around the world.

Her mission is to help birth a new world full of empathy and equity. It is going to be uncomfortable and messy, and that’s ok! Discomfort is our internal warning sign that something is off, not right. We need to get to a place where letting someone know they’re being racist is like telling someone they have lettuce in their teeth. “…hey, oh yeah you, you got a little racism on your cheek there…no, no problem, happy to help. Hope someone would tell me if I was walking around with racism on my face! “.

Currently, at New Detroit, the nation’s oldest racial justice coalition. Rebecca is the Director of Transformational Change. She leads New Detroit’s Just Institute’s consulting and training services.

Rebecca holds ECOSOC Special Consulting Status at the United Nations with her NGO PEAC Institute, where she is the Co-Founder and Board President. At the United Nations, she is on the Financing for Development Committee and sits on the Working Group on Climate Finance. Rebecca is one of the founding members of the Developing Safe & Civil Schools team, which helped create a new profession within education, the Social Emotional Learning Coordinator. With 18 years in the education sector, Rebecca is an educator and activist who opens spaces of peace and cross-cultural communication worldwide. Her work encompasses the creation of experience-based learning, social skill training, diversity & cultural awareness, and anti-bias/racism & communication training for corporations, organizations, institutions, and governmental groups.

Rebecca has spoken at and worked with prominent institutions and governments such as Harvard Law School, the Yale Policy Conference, the University of Michigan, NJ Department of Education, Rutgers University, the National Liberty Museum, The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, & Industry; The City of Hiroshima; The Hiroshima Peace Museum; Nagoya University; Gifu University; New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Det Norske Veritas (DNV), and The PyeongChang Global Peace Forum, to name a few.

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To confirm them as the official winner of our Stellar Business Award for excellence in Detroit, MI, we made the following announcements:

  • This public post on our website highlights them as the winner.
  • A public announcement on our LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook page 
  • Provided a physical certificate signed by our committee
  • Assured that there are no other winners for the category of Nonprofit in Detroit, MI.
  • Sent a physical Stellar Business trophy to symbolize this award  

We encourage you to visit our award winner’s business website to learn more about how they can help you with Nonprofit in Detroit, MI. Link below.

Contact: Rebecca J Irby

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