We believe that successful people and neighborhoods overcome the effects of systemic racism through equal access to education, economic prosperity, health and power and influence.
Grand Rapids families and neighborhoods will maximize their full human potential, thus redefining the narrative associated with living in urban communities.
Uplifting historically marginalized communities to a place of greater self sufficiency by unifying communities of color in order to reduce the effects of systemic racism.
We believe that in order to achieve our mission it is imperative that UCC organization’s have access to resources needed to build and maintain their work to support residents of urban communities.
We understand that in order to shift the narrative for people of color who reside in our urban communities, our community must be engaged and invested.
We know that by supporting emerging leaders of color to achieve their true potential, our community can be transformed by their leadership and wisdom.
The Urban Core Collective
The members of our collective are