Empowering Youth To Reach Their Full Potential

New City Café

Our café serves delicious wood fired pizzas, soups, salads, baked goods and more while allowing us to train our youth in farm-to-table goodness. Catering opportunities are also available. 

Café Days will resume in May 2024.

New City Farm

New City Farm grows delicious produce, but its purpose is more than just feeding people.  For almost a decade, New City Neighbors has been working hard in the Northeast side of Grand Rapids to positively impact our community. The farm’s main objective is to provide job and life skills to high school youth in our neighborhood. 

Get Involved

New City Neighbors has a variety of volunteer and employment opportunities. Are you a high-schooler looking for your first job, or a college student looking for an internship? Do you want to volunteer with handing out fresh veggies or enjoy digging in the dirt? Or maybe your calling is to work with youth and agriculture. We’re ready for you. Click the button below.

Invest In Youth

My favorite part at the cafe is when we’re able to have fun and act like a family in the kitchen. It easily becomes a happy place knowing that you’ll never have a bad time with anyone there because it’s always welcoming.

Joana

Café Front of House Youth Employee

I love baking and cooking, so working in the cafe this year has taught me a lot about making food, and It’s given me experience with things I’ve never done before (which is great on a resume).

Connor

Café & Farm Youth Employee