Jeremy DeRoo, LINC Up (Grand Rapids) — Region 3
Jeremy DeRoo is the Executive Director at LINC Up in Grand rapids. Jeremy represents CEDAM’s Region 3 members.
What is the history/purpose of your organization?
LINC UP is a non-profit organization that works incredibly hard to help revitalize communities by connecting opportunities. We want to help our community grow and build a city of opportunities and resources to everyone. We do this by developing real estate, organizing residents and connecting organizations.
What do you do at your organization?
I am the Executive Director of LINC UP. We are a community development organization that expands opportunities for residents around where you live, what you know, what you make and who you know.
Is there anything special we should know about you or your organization?
I have been with LINC UP since 2002 and one of the most exciting things I have been part of is helping LINC transform from an affordable housing organization to an organization actively addressing racial equity through community development via affordable housing and community organization. I am also happily married and a proud father of four children.