Jay Rayford

Detroit, MI

Founder & CEO of social impact projects such as RepYourCity and Social Sushi Detroit, Jay has committed to building a network that will collectively uplift urban communities in various cities. With growing staples in the social media realm both online and off, his team is poised to be a leading contributor to igniting the flame in giving back to various communities through a 5 point system that each endeavor embarks: Community, Talent, Business, Youth and Opportunity.

Previously living out of state (in FL, NY and PA) as an electrical designer, as of 2010, Jay moved back to his hometown of Detroit and has been committed to pursuing ways to effectively impact urban communities. Duties as a mentor, a mentee, and a proud Detroiter has impacted him considerably. Recipient of the City of Detroit Award at a young age, volunteered in various community projects and even invited to the White House to discuss Youth Civic Engagement, he's about ACTION and less TALK.

As Jay grows, he looks forward to connecting and being a connector through the RepYourCity and Social Sushi brands and empowering those around him and to redefine what it TRULY means to Represent Your City!

More info here: http://detroit.iamyoungamerica.com/people/jay-rayford/

  • Work
    • General Motors
    • DTE Energy
    • The Future Project
    • Youth Development Commission
    • Florida Power and Light
    • Mobilize.org
  • Education
    • full sail
    • Wayne County Community College