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Catalyst Radio: The Rapidian hosts first episode

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-04-2017 under NEWS

This is the first podcast hosted by our community news site, The Rapidian. Rapidian staffers Kiran Sood Patel, Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard and Mariah Cowsert discuss current community news. Steffanie Rosalez, Program Director at Cook Arts Center is...

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Annual "Día del Sol" fundraiser celebrates Grandville Avenue community

by Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH)

Submitted 06-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

On June 15, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities will be hosting their annual fundraiser at the Goei Center. Día del Sol, or "Day of the Sun," is the nonprofit’s yearly celebration of the students...

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'The Rapidian to me is about learning and having a voice'

by Kiran Sood Patel (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 04-11-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Community, to me, means sharing not only the space we live, but also common goals toward growth, sustainability, and prosperity. A community is for everyone by everyone. We participate together to build it. The Rapidian matters because it is a forum...

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Hip-hop camp brings happiness to kids at Cook Arts Center

by Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH)

Submitted 02-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

For two weeks this past December, 15 students immersed themselves in the culture of hip-hop at the Cook Arts Center. The students, ages 6 to 15, had the chance to explore hip-hop through movement and art.  The camp resulted in response to...

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Four Grand Rapids organizations to host Celebrate! Community Arts Day

by Artists Creating Together (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 03-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, March 28, four Grand Rapids arts organizations will collaborate to bring the 4th annual Celebrate! Community Arts Day at the Grand Rapids Ballet. This free event provides an opportunity for people of all ages to experience dance, music...

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Grand Rapids youth review holiday events at John Ball Zoo

by Andy Angelo Press Club (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 12-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Andy Angelo Press Club (AAPC) is a program of the GR Creative Youth Center and Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities.  On Saturday, October 25th, the AAPC visited the annual "Zoo Goes Boo" event at John Ball Zoo. Each student...

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Young and mighty Cook Library Scholars excel in second year

by Community Literacy Initiative (Community Liter...)

Submitted 11-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Sometimes the words “improving literacy” can be just that: words. But words make up stories filled with real kids, real families and real struggles and successes. Some of those stories are embodied in the Cook Library Scholars,...

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Story Matters: Antonio Jaimes explains motivations for coming to USA

by Elevating Voices- a project of the Community Media Center (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 11-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is...

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Antonio Jaimes habla de sus motivaciones por venir a los Estados Unidos

by Elevating Voices- a project of the Community Media Center (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 11-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Read this article in English | Leer este artículo en inglés Construimos comunidad cuando compartimos nuestras historias – si son de una memoria, una experiencia o solamente diciendo lo que pensamos es bueno de este lugar. El proyecto de...

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Story Matters: Juana Guerrero talks about her life in Grandville Avenue neighborhood

by Elevating Voices- a project of the Community Media Center (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 11-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is...

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