People deserve to live in thriving neighborhoods
Everyone should be able to live healthy, successful lives no matter what ZIP Code they’re in
By partnering and working in authentic relationships, we can preserve the area’s cultural heritage and build pathways to stability, power and generational wealth. The business districts of Boston Square and Madison Square plus their surrounding neighborhoods were routinely denied critical infrastructure investments in the past.
We believe we have a responsibility to ensure fairness across ALL neighborhoods. And thanks to the vision of long-time community neighbors, there is a pathway forward that honors and uplifts the experts on this community – the neighbors themselves!
Why Amplify GR?
Amplify GR (AGR) is a local non-profit staffed by neighbors, former residents, and stakeholders of our service area (Burton St., Giddings Ave, Hall St., Division Ave.). Every day, we wake up thinking about this community. We are the only holistic organization of its kind in Michigan focused on a singular community and its neighbors through:
- Economic Opportunity
- Health and Well-being
- Mixed-Income Housing
Amplify GR is rooted in the local community. But we are also a leader in the national Purpose Built Communities (PBC) movement, a network of 28 communities around the country that are committed to making holistic, at-scale investments in defined neighborhoods.
We take the best of national research and learnings and empower local leaders to create thriving neighborhoods in southeast Grand Rapids.