SAFE collaborates and partners with local and national organizations. Reviewing their ideas and practices helps us make strategies that are tailored to our community needs.
Here's a look at our Partners and Collaborators:
Arbor Circle Mentoring
This organization provides services for families with members experiencing mental health issues and substance abuse.
Ban the Box
This campaign aims to give people with past convictions a fair chance.
Baxter Neighborhood Association
This neighborhood association is located on the southeast side of Grand Rapids.
City of Grand Rapids
This organization goal is to reduce violence globally using disease control and behavior change methods.
Eastown Community Associaton
This neighborhood association is devoted to fostering a safe, diverse, and walkable Eastown neighborhood by creating opportunities for neighbors and friends to engage and connect.
This organization gives children access to quality after-school programs.
GR Rotary Club- Students and Youth
This service club fights to combat hunger, improve health conditions and promote peace.
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids Community College offers experiential learning, honors courses, seminars, workshops, training courses and online learning.
Grand Rapids Police Department
Our police department provides professional, progressive, and responsive police services, in collaboration with the community, to ensure a safer Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) is Michigan’s fifth largest public school district and the third largest employer in the City of Grand Rapids, serving nearly 17,000 students with 2,700 employees, including 1,400 dedicated teachers.
Heart of West Michigan United Way
This nonprofit organization unites community resources to reduce poverty in Kent County.
Hispanic Center of Western Michigan
The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan is a non-profit organization serving the needs of the Latino and broader community.
Joy Youth Services
This faith based nonprofit organization strengthens youths, families, and communities by enriching lives through education, opportunities, support, and other activities.
This community development organization provides services to Kent County. They are involved in a host of projects and services that reach families, houses, businesses and neighborhoods at large.
My Brothers Keeper
Former President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.
This organization connects individuals and families to services for mental illness, substance use disorders, or developmental disabilities.
NOLA for Life
This organization takes a holistic approach to crime reduction in the city of New Orleans.
Our Community's Children
This is a partnership between the City of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Public Schools. O.C.C. provides leadership and vision to help our youth grow and improve. O.C.C. prepares youth for college, work, and life.
South Bend Group Violence
This initiative works to reduce violence and to stop killings.
Spectrum Health is a non-profit, integrated, managed care health care organization based in West Michigan.
The Steelcase Foundation believes that quality, accessible public education is paramount to achieving its vision. The Foundation assists its philanthropic partners in generating education initiatives, in addition to work and cultural opportunities.
Stop It!: A Grand Rapids Community Involvement Initiative
This initiative encourages collaboration and spur dialogue that facilitates change in our community.
To College Through College Studio
To College Through College is a partnership between the City and Grand Rapids Colleges. They work with community partners to realize our collective goals for our next generation.
Youth Workforce Leaders
The Youth Workforce Leaders Academy is a year-long professional development opportunity for mid-level professionals who play a decision-making role at organizations providing youth workforce development services.