Benjamin Andrews, Financial Empowerment Program Analyst
As CEDAM’s financial empowerment program analyst, Benjamin works with the Manager of Financial Empowerment Initiatives at CEDAM on efforts to expand economic inclusion throughout Michigan. Benjamin’s efforts are related to a variety of financial empowerment programs, including Children’s Savings Accounts, the Show Me The Money Day program, and the Michigan Economic Impact Coalition. They work in policy development, program analysis and design, communications, and grant processing.
Prior to working with CEDAM, Benjamin has worked in local government both in the City of Allegan and in Flint at the Genesee County Land Bank. In these roles they worked on various community development efforts including property assessments, a parking study, and placemaking efforts. They have also worked in human resources and behavioral competency interviewing through their student positions in Michigan State University RHS.
Benjamin recently graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Relations and Policy and a Bachelor of Science in Economic Geography. They will be pursuing their Master of Public Administration at the University of North Carolina in the fall, focusing on local government and housing policy.