Multiracial Association of Professionals

MAP provides a fast track to meaningful connections in West Michigan. MAP offers mixers and social events to cultivate relationship opportunities for professionals of color new to the area as well as for people of all backgrounds.

MAP also connects newly relocated professionals of color to the Grand Rapids community by providing a company-specific New Employee Connection Luncheon for your organization. Over a casual lunch your employees will meet and build personal relationships with professionals of color from the Greater Grand Rapids area. During the lunch, your employee will learn about goods and services that cater to racial and ethnic communities. Date and times can be arranged to accommodate your new employee’s schedule. There is a $300 service fee that includes complimentary services for MAP corporate members.

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Upcoming Event Information

Moving GR Forward

Outpro Networking Event

Join the Center for Community Leadership, the Multiracial Association of Professionals (MAP) and OutPro for a special cross-networking experience in the interactive GR Forward headquarters. Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. (DGRI) Executive Director Kris Larson and GRForward Program Manager Tim Kelly invite you to explore how to enhance the city’s vitality, improve quality of life and leverage economic activity.

Date | Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location | GR Forward, 50 Louis St. NW
Cost | Free, registration required. Space is limited. Appetizers and cash bar available.

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Questions? Contact Ciciley Moore for more information.


MAP gatherings are attended by professionals at all career levels, representing a diversity of corporations, small businesses, public and non-profit organizations.

Presenting Sponsor

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network

Connection Dinner Underwriter


Become a MAP Sponsor!

Sponsorship Opportunities are available for MAP events and programs.

Click here for sponsorship levels and benefits or contact Diane Cisler for sponsorship information.