Where are we going?

Where would we like to be?

What are our strengths?

What are we waiting for?!

Our Science

AVIATORS knows that people are a biochemical reflection of their environment and what they choose to consume.
Therefore, to influence positive choices, you must create an environment highly conducive towards positive outcomes. This can only been done through a holistic approach that comprehensively addresses the 6 main components of an affluent Quality of Life; Education, Health & Wellness, Income & Wealth, Housing, Safety & Security, and Arts & Culture.
Each component is as vitally important as the next.

What Is Aviators?

Aviators is a strategic firm specializing in collaboratively designing, implementing, and managing programs to address short-term needs and achieve long-term goals through a framework of Relational Being and Assets-Based Community Development. Typically we focus on the areas of systems analysis, leadership development, community building, project development, coalition building, and community organizing.

We most frequently apply our Relational Being and Assets-Based Community Development framework to address needs related to the faith-based, public, and private sectors. Current and previous clients include high net worth individuals, campaigns, churches, nonprofit organizations, and corporations.

Based in Kalamazoo, MI, Aviators works throughout Michigan and with clients nationally.

AVIATORS envisions a world where love empowers and equips neighborhood residents and community stakeholders to work together in compassion to build community

AVIATORS is a movement that identifies, equips and mobilizes indigenous leaders within low income neighborhoods to teach their fellow neighbors how to navigate, activate and advocate in their local community.

At Aviators, aim is to develop a collective neighborhood vision and city-wide plan leading to systemic change and poverty reduction.

By empowering grassroots movements from the ground up, while facilitating a culture of relatability from the top down.

We Offer A Wide Range of Solutions

How May  We Serve You?

Asset Mapping

Locate and inventory community strengths/resources.

Community Building

Develop an inclusive and collaborative community shared vision.

Event Management

Create a platform that brings people together.

Direct Action

Need systemic change? Let’s get your voice heard!

Campaign Management

Want to create a movement? We’ll walk with you every step of the way.

Coalition Building

No one can do it alone. Who is missing from the table?

Fundraising/Grant Writing

Need financial resources? Let’s help you reach your goals.

Power Analysis

Facing systemic barriers? Who is making the decisions?

Issues Vs. Assets-Based

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.

Social Justice Leadership

Want to transform your community? We’ll teach you everything we know.

Volunteer Management

No one can do it alone. Let’s build a team of passionate “do-ers”.

Story of Self/Us

Everyone has a story to be told. We create understanding by sharing our “me” and relating to “we”.

Love Our Website?

We Offer Web Marketing to Fit Every Need.

Mobile Responsiveness

Our websites look great on both phones and tablets!
Minimize your browser screen and play with the width of the screen to see if yours does too.

Graphic Design/Branding

We cater to your creative vision! Let’s bring that vision to life!

Visually Stunning

Our websites are beautiful!
We utilize the latest technology to engage your visitors strategically where you desire interaction.

web marketing

Fast Support

We aim to please!
Our customer service team is able to quickly connect clients with web marketing solutions!

Content Management

Don’t have time to add/update content?
We’ve got a team for that!

Maintenance

We make sure all of our websites are consistently up-to-date and upgraded!

Cost Efficient
90%
Cost Effective
95%
Customer Satisfaction
100%

1 Year Of History

How we grow fast!

Start-up Company

After one year of development and structuring, the rough concept of Aviators is created.

Faith Temple Community BBQ

Aviators collaborated with Faith Temple Church to put together a community BBQ in effort to build relationships and community connectivity with their new church.

1st Annual Halloween Block Party

After the results of Kalamazoo’s racial profiling report, Aviators reached out to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety to help build trust, strong relationships, and community connectivity to the department. Aviators, in collaboration with Vanguard Church, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, and Edison Neighborhood Association produced the 1st Annual Halloween Block Party in Kalamazoo’s Edison neighborhood.

Turkey Bake Dinner Giveaway

In collaboration with Hungry for Christ, Allegan Food Pantry, and Vanguard North Church, Aviators delivered and distributed Turkey Bake Dinners to 200+ families in the Interfaith Homes community of Kalamazoo’s Northside neighborhood!

Thanksgiving Day Giveaway

In collaboration with Haven Reformed Church, Aviators was able to deliver 150 Turkey Dinners to Ministry with Community, a nonprofit that seeks to provide basic services to adults with no other place to turn. Aviators was also able to deliver 20 Turkey Dinners to 20 families in Kalamazoo’s Northside neighborhood.

Greater Kalamazoo Holiday Food Drive

Aviators coordinated pickup and delivery for the Kalamazoo Rotaract Club to deliver one week’s worth of food to 20 families in Kalamazoo’s Northside neighborhood.

Woodward Magnet School Community Fellowship Night

Partnering with the Woodward Magnet School PTO (Parent and Teacher Organization), Aviators guided their group to facilitate a community building event in efforts to build social capital within the school site by inviting residents and stakeholders to see how they can become a partner with the school

Artic Blast Block Party

Partnered with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety and Kalamazoo’s Eastside Neighborhood Association, Aviators facilitated a relationship building community event in the heart of Kalamazoo’s Eastside neighborhood

Woodward Magnet School Picnic

After working with the Woodward Magnet School PTO (Parent and Teacher Organization) for 8 months, Aviators is collaborating with their group to build relationships and increase parent involvement.

Interfaith Homes Community Educational Achievement Bash

In working with the Interfaith Homes Community for the past year, Aviators strategically collaborated with their resident council leaders to increase resident involvement and participation.

3720

MEALS SERVED

1240

RESIDENTS ENGAGED

80489

DOLLARS LEVERAGED

11

MONTHS IN OPERATION

Meet Our Creative Team

Quintin Knox

Aviator/Organizer

Kris Mbah

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Xander Sheppard

Aviator/Organizer

Interested in working with us?

Let us know what you want to accomplish.

At Aviators, We Share Our Stories

Take A Look At Our Flight Logs

“To infinity, and beyond.”

“Until the lion learns how to write, every story will glorify the hunter.”

“Rather than feeling like I was missing out on foods, I really felt that I was opening my mind to so many different things that I would have never put…

“I never know what will happen when I plant a seed, but I’m always glad when I get to smell the roses.”-Kris Mbah

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