Mayor’s 50 Campaign

The Mayor’s Fifty is a campaign to identify fifty businesses to partner with the City of Grand Rapids to provide meaningful jobs for young people, ages 15-21. These are businesses who have agreed to help young men and women in Grand Rapids become part of the local economic mainstream by providing valuable work experience and in return, receiving valuable worker contribution to the
bottom line at half the cost!

The City of Grand Rapids and businesses would share 50/50 the cost of employing a young personfor up to 10 hours per week for six months. The City’s financial contribution is based on a job assignment that pays $8.50 per hour (including withholdings) for a maximum of 10 hours per week.

Contact Lynn Heemstra, Executive Director of Our Community’s Children at or 616.456.4353.

Frequently Asked Questions

Application Form
Mayor’s 50 Businesses:
ACT – Artists Creating Together
Alternative Mechanical
Amway Hotel Corporation
Atomic Object
Barnes & Noble Booksellers – Grandville
Bata Plastics, Inc.

Butterball Farms
CampFire USA – West Michigan Council
Cascade Engineering
City of Grand Rapids
CompuCraft Technology Solutions
Custer Workplace Interiors
DDM Marketing and Communications
Davenport University
Dematic Corp.
Denison Financial
Eastern Floral
Express Employment Professionals
Fifth Third Bank
Founders Bank & Trust
Gazelle Sports
the Gilmore Collection
Grand Rapids Art Museum
Grand Rapids Family Credit Union
Grand Rapids Kroc Center
Grand Rapids Label Company
Grand Rapids Public Library
Grand Valley State University
Malamiah Juice Bar
Management Business Solutions
Miller Johnson
Mindscape at Hanon McKendry
nth Consultants
Owen-Ames-Kimball Construction Co.
Pepsi Beverages Company
Rockford Construction
SKO and Associates
Savor … Grand Rapids
Spectrum Health
Steelcase, Inc.
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
Stiles Machinery
Terryberry Company
Varnum, LLP
Warner Norcross & Judd, LLP
Williams Distrib./Kitchen & Bath
Wolverine World Wide
YMCA – David D. Hunting