Block by Block

Block by Block

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Company Information

The team of specially-trained Ambassadors, attired in distinct teal and blue uniforms, will serve to enrich the experience in downtown Grand Rapids by enhancing public safety efforts, supporting a high quality of life, and generally assisting residents, workers, and visitors.

They are trained as social service outreach professionals, capable of responding to concerns about public drunkenness, loitering, and homelessness in a swift and respectful manner.

The Ambassadors will provide directions, assistance, and information to downtown goers. They also are knowledgeable about local ordinances, prepared with radios, and will have a positive influence on downtown safety by serving as the “eyes and ears” for the Grand Rapids Police Department.
How many internships are you providing to the program?: 4
Placements require a financial obligation of $1,600 for each youth under 18 years old, and $2,000 for each intern 18 or older. Please indicate if you are a nonprofit organization and need wage assistance.: No
What transportation options for getting to and from work are available to you?: By Public Transport (Bus, Wheels to Work, or Bike/ Walk), By Car
Public Transportation Supports: Proximity to bus line and details of which line/stop. Wheels to Work program participation and cost.: Office is located in close proximity to the DASH West line. The DASH connects to other bus lines.
Is your organization a Minority Business Enterprise?: No
Diversity Equity, & Inclusion Commitment: Share your organizations commitment to DEI, including local or national diversity commitments/pledges, links to public content outlining your strategy, and current representation in leadership and the general workforce.: In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Block by Block will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. All employees and applicants for employment will be treated equitably without regard to race, color, sex (gender), age, national origin, religion, pregnancy, citizenship, veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, or any other legally protected class. Block by Block will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a known disability, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. The equal employment opportunity policy will be carried out in all personnel actions, including, but not limited to: recruitment, advertising or solicitation for employment; hiring; promotions & transfers; company-sponsored training; education; reduction in force; terminations; leaves of absence; compensation; benefits; and social & recreational programs.