Past Projects

Seeds of Promise

  • Seeds of Promise

Seeds of Promise is a newly formed organization and a bold new initiative designed to transform the social, environmental, and economic lives of children, families, and businesses has begun in the neighborhood surrounding Dickinson Elementary School. Inspired by the success of Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), Seeds of Promise™ (SoP) Grand Rapids is following through on their promise to improve the educational outcomes and overall life prospects of low-income children and their families in this community. To date, SoP has recruited a variety of partners to provide services and activities to positively impact the lives of students and families in the Dickinson community.  Our aim is to create a sustainable improvement in the community through a Triple Bottom Line type focus by creating positive Social, Envirionmental and Economic impacts.  It is a ground up, grass roots type project that is unlike any other neighborhood improvement program.

Mike Gorman – Bureau Member
Jon Czeranna – Team Leader
Matt Witek
Daniel Matthews
Amanda Villarreal
Shelly Kasper
Tyler Way
Kendra Rubeck