Why Grand Rapids


less than 50% of youth in Grand Rapids’ public school system graduate in four years.

6% of seniors from Grand Rapids’ Union High School went to a four year college in 2014.

25% of adults on the west side of Grand Rapids did not finish high school.

About New City Kids Grand Rapids


In September 2014, Trevor and Linda launched an After School Center and Teen Life Internship program in Grand Rapids, MI. This was New City Kids’ first foray beyond the state of New Jersey. Now entering its third year, New City Kids: Grand Rapids has doubled in size and offers high quality music classes and homework assistance to dozens of children in Grand Rapids.

To visit New City Kids: Grand Rapids for a tour or to find out more, please email Katy Hoffman at katy@newcitykids.org.

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After School Center

The After School Center invites kids (1st-8th grade) to take part in an extremely well developed academic and arts enrichment program.

Teen Life Internship

A Teen Life Internship is a year-long, paid, part-time internship in the serious business of success.Teen Life Interns are taught how to live well through an in-depth leadership development program.


New City Kids staff are passionate, dedicated, and committed to the kids and teens we see every day. Meet the people who make this nonprofit so special.