Welcome to the Urban Core Collective.

"The Urban Core Collective will increase the cultural, racial, and ethnic diversification of multi-sector leadership in the Grand Rapids area,” said Joe Jones, president of the Grand Rapids Urban League. “We believe that successful people and neighborhoods overcome the negative side effects of systemic racism through equal access to education and the resources to live physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually healthy lives."

Our Mission
To increase the capacity and accessibility of supportive services that address the core needs of people of color and marginalized families residing in Grand Rapids.
Our Vision
Grand Rapids families and neighborhoods will maximize their full human potential, thus redefining the negative stereotypes associated with living in the urban core.
Our Core Values
We believe that successful people and neighborhoods overcome the negative side effects of systemic racism through equal access to education and the resources to live physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually healthy lives.

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