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 Phase 1 Renovations of 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.