About Us

Our Mission

Empowering youth to reach their full potential

Our Values

Youth Centered

We believe that the youth of our community are not the leaders of the future, but the leaders of today. We invest in our youth by creating job opportunities, providing relevant leadership training, and amplifying their voices as co-creators in our mission. We envision youth leading our community and New City Neighbors.

Radical Hospitality

We take a radically inclusive posture that welcomes everyone in our neighborhood to the table, embracing all aspects of diversity. We resist and dismantle systems of oppression that exist in our community. We engage our neighbors in the work of social and economic equity for all.

Holistic Ministry

We take a Christ-centered, faith-based approach in addressing the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual parts that make up an individual and our community. We challenge the systemic, cultural issues that affect the ability to thrive. We work toward wholeness in every regard.

Our Strategy

Good Food

Board of Directors

Jennifer Wammack – President

Kelly Hagmeyer – Vice President

Catherine Cameron-Heldt – Secretary

Kim Craycraft – Treasurer

Alex Brito

Henry Hogeterp

James King

Crystal Tunstall

Lisa Van Dyke

Our Partners

Many hands lighten the load. We are thankful to the many organizations that partner with us in our mission. 

Partners and collaborators include:

Amway Corporation

Harper Collins Publishing

The Wege Foundation

The CDV5 Foundation

Community Christian Ministries


The Grand Rapids Community Foundation

Dave and Carol Van Andel Foundation

VandenBosh Foundation

United Way

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

Catherine’s Health Center

MSU Extension

The West Michigan Growers Group

Grand Valley State University

Access of West Michigan