The Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation (GRCCT) was established in 2015 in the Madison Square neighborhood. The core partners model cross-sectoral collaboration and intentionally including a non-profit, Bethany Christian Services, two social enterprises, Building Bridges Professional Services and Rising Grinds Cafe, Tabernacle Community Church, and a for-profit company, Double O Supply and Craftsman. All partners committed to renovating an abandoned 120 year old at 1530 Madison Ave, while aligning its efforts and resources in joining in on local neighborhood initiatives.
Collaboratively, through a number of different grants, contracts, fee for services, and business ventures, partners in the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation provide GED/HS completion courses, vocational training and certification in landscaping, construction, electrical, masonry, HVAC, on-site case management, mentorship, housing support, employment skills training trauma informed development workshops, and a community based basketball league.
Additionally, the building hosts anti-racism, business development, and city transformation workshops and trainings. Further, the location sustains and creates employment through its social enterprises; Building Bridges Professional Services, Rising Grinds Cafe, and Double O Supply and Craftsman.