The Aquinas Office of Outreach and Engagement collaborates with many community-based networks on the local, state and regional level that participate in a number of community-based networks across the state, each representing a social impact focus area, such as economic development, children and families, and social equity. Each network listed here has its own structure, governance, and criteria for participation. If you are interested in finding out more about one of these networks, including potential opportunities for participation, please use the contact information provided. The network contact, as well as the contact of an affiliated participant from University Outreach and Engagement (UOE), has been provided.

G.R.A.C.E. Network
The Gather Resources & Align Community Efforts (G.R.A.C.E ) “Network” is an alliance of community-based organizations (CBOs) in Kent County working to provide social services, healthcare and educational support services to individuals in the community. Community Rebuilders has initiated the launch of this network to promote collaboration, efficiency, and person-centered care among all participants, and connect families experiencing homelessness to services that address their Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and ultimately make family homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring.  Over time, it is expected that the Network will grow, adding new partners and populations to be served.

Arbor Circle Youth Development Services
Area Agency on Aging of West Michigan
Area Community Services Employment and Training Council (West Michigan Works!)
AYA Youth Collective
Cherry Health
Community Food Club

Community Rebuilders

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan

Family Futures

Family Promise of Grand Rapids

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Urban League
Great Start Collaborative
Head Start for Kent County
Health Net of West Michigan
Home Repair Services of Kent County
Hope Network MI Education Corps
Hope Network Housing Community Development
Inner City Christian Federation
Kent ISD
Kent School Services Network
Literacy Center of West Michigan
Meals on Wheels Western Michigan
Mel Trotter Ministries
Priority Health
Senior Neighbors
Spectrum Health West Michigan
TrueNorth Community Services
United Methodist Community House
Well House