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Seeds of Promise is a Grand Rapids, Michigan based initiative. Our mission is to empower residents to collaborate with community stakeholders and transform their neighborhood.


Seeds of Promise is now located in the neighborhood we serve. Stop in to our new location at the South East Community Association and see what we're up to. 1408 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI.

GRPS Dickinson Academy Collaborates With Seeds of Promise

On August 14, 2014 Seeds of Promise Host Neighbor Taffy Dickerson organized a collaboration Community Fair with Dickinson Academy and Seeds of Promise at the school campus from 2 to 6PM. GRPS mailed out announcements and was followed up with robo-call to the school families. 14 endorsing partners signed up for tables to distribute information to attendees. Several Host Neighbors and Seeds staff were present to help through the activities. There was a turn out of over 200 people present.

Seeds of Promise Safe Communities Impact Team:

Seeds Executive Director Ron Jimmerson (far right), Host Neighbors Steven Jones, Taffy Dickerson, Pat Jimmerson-King (far left), Chris Parise of the Seeds Southtown initiative and Host Neighbor Ann Marie Rivera (corner left) come together for first Safe Communities meeting.

Seeds of Promise Safe Communities Impact Team:

Host Neighbors such as this full group now lead themselves monthly in project change and community improvement

Host Neighbors such as this full group now lead themselves monthly in project change and community improvement

Host Neighbor Community Leadership Council:

Host Neighbor Community Leadership Council finishes elections and starts more self-leadership:

Complaint Intake Form

Hello Residents----Attached here is an complaint intake form. As residents of the neighborhood, you are encouraged to contact Seeds of Promise for complaints you have in relation to the neighborhood, before you go to the City of Grand Rapids Community Development Department. This form in particular will be helpful in relation to crime and public safety. If you have any concerns about public safety in the neighborhood, please fill one of these forms out, we want to know your concerns. We will work together to come up with the best solution to help solve your concerns/complaints.

New $1,000 Scholarship Available for Full-Time Students!

Here is the flyer!

The National Sales Network is now offering a $1,000 scholarship to full-time students. You must be a student interested in Business or Sales and Marketing careers. If you get the scholarship, you receive an all-expense paid trip to the National Sales Network Annual National Conference and Career Fair, as well as an opportunity to interview with Career Fair companies. In addition to that, you also receive a one-year free membership to one of the National Sales Network chapters!

New Events Happening Through Garfield Park Neighborhood Association

Please take a look at the upcoming events forwarded to us by the Garfield Park Neighborhood Association!

Job Postings Blogger!

Residents: Just a reminder that all job postings are being put on our new Seeds of Promise Resident Job Portal blog account! There are a few new job opportunities we have put up, so please be sure to check those out!

FREE Tax Preparation at the SOURCE!

It’s that time of year again, tax season! The SOURCE in Grand Rapids is offering to do your taxes for free this year beginning on January 27! You must make an appointment to be able to use this service.

There are income guidelines in order to qualify for this as well:
If you are single with no dependents and your income is under $34,000
If you are a family (family means more than 1 person in the household) and your income is under $54,000

New Blogger Account for Job Postings

Hello Residents:


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