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New mentoring program seeks to connect local youth of color with Grand Rapids' tech industry

Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 11:52am

NEWS: The Midwest Tech Project Mentoring Program, co-founded by Jonathon Jelks and Alvin Hill IV, launches Februrary 11 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

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Madcap Coffee to introduce Belgian waffles at Midtown location

Rachel McLaughlin
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 11:35am

NEWS: Madcap Coffee will open its new location this spring with a roastery next door and homemade waffles accompanied by a variety of seasonal spreads.

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Parent driven advocacy organization works with GRPS to ensure students' needs are being met

Special Needs Advocacy Alliance of Kent County
Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:05pm

NONPROFITS: When GRPS announced cuts to Special Education summer programming, a group of parents and community members came together to form an advocacy organization that led a movement to keep programming intact.

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Mayor Bliss answers questions live on first City Connection...

The Rapidian
Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:23am

NONPROFITS: Addressing conversations about policy and community relations, affordable housing and other citizen questions live on Monday night, Mayor Bliss took over City Connection on GRTV and The Rapidian this Monday, February 8.


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Land, labor, capital: Looking at root causes of our diseased food system

New City Neighbors - 02/09

Lance Kraai of New City Urban Farm proposes a generous reciprocal free market based on Judaic/Christian ideas of Shalom over capitalism and addresses the historical problems that capitalism has created.


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