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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Chanae Jackson

Amy Carpenter
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:23am

NEWS: In this five part series, residents of the greater Grand Rapids area share their personal stories of housing insecurity and homelessness. Part 5.

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Experts from Rose Center for Public Leadership make case for equity in development

Kiran Sood Patel
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 4:05pm

NEWS: A panel of experts presented findings to city staff, development leaders and community members on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at City Hall focusing on one key issue: why equity is an investment.

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How far will we go to prioritize equity in Grand Rapids?

Amy Carpenter
Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:45am

OPINION: In a city with a history of systemic bias, how do we build trust? Trust will be a process, but we as citizens can take our leadership seriously when they say no to money with strings attached in the interest of not leaving anyone behind.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park embarks on $115...

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 1:33pm

NONPROFITS: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the nation’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, is excited to announce the launch of a $115 million capital campaign titled Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy of Love.


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"Butterflies and caterpillars at Frederik Meijer Gardens" by Kiran Sood Patel

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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Carla Dentmond

Amy Carpenter - 03/21

In this five-part series, residents of the greater Grand Rapids area share their personal stories of housing insecurity and homelessness. Part 2.

Family unity: Why I march for our undocumented community

Erica Soto - 03/07

Understanding my Puerto Rican history allows me to see what I want for the future of my children, the history I want them to grow up in. They know that standing up for family unity, no matter where you come from or look like, is necessary.