that successful people and neighborhoods overcome effects of systemic racism through equal access to: Education, Economic Prosperity, Health, Power & Influence.
A bus stop sign advertising Urban Core Collective with a quote by MLK saying, "There comes a time when silence is betrayal."


The Transformational Leaders Program (TLP) is a unique eight-month training program designed to advance a pipeline of African-American and Latinx leaders within Grand Rapids. The program’s objective is to help emerging and existing difference-makers develop the hard and soft skills needed to promote racial equity. TLP leaders are radically changing the landscape of community as influencers in the public, private, and nonprofit sector, as well as in grassroots movements, civic and voluntary board service, and as residents of metro Grand Rapids.

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