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City Connection: Mayor Bliss, Managing Director of Public Services discuss Our City Academy

by GRTV (GRTV)

Submitted 09-11-2017 under NEWS

Join us today, Monday, September 11 at 5 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24, for tonight's episode of the City Connection. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will be interviewing the city’s Managing Director of Public Services, Tom Almonte around the topic of Our...

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Protesters disrupt planned Labor Day walk

by John Rothwell (jproth1)

Submitted 09-05-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

After a one-year hiatus, the Grand Rapids Labor Day Bridge Walk was back in full stride on Monday, September 4, 2017. As hundreds of participants lined up to start the five-mile walk, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss was disrupted from addressing...

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Stay motivated to create this summer with Workshop Wednesdays

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 07-18-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

If you are an artist or a writer, you’ve probably heard this one piece of advice from a mentor at some point in your life: find a community. What people don’t always tell you is how to find that community. It can be a daunting process to...

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Movies in the Park celebrates its fifth season in Ah-Nab-Awen-Park

by Megan Sarnacki (Megan Sarnacki)

Submitted 06-30-2017 under NEWS

DGRI is a community-powered organization in charge of city building and place-management in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Over the years, DGRI has made it their goal to continuously enhance the experience of these events. This season, DGRI has...

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Nonprofit volunteer fair scheduled for May 31

by Covenant Village of the Great Lakes (Covenant Villag...)

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids community is invited to learn about non-profit volunteer opportunities for all ages on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 2-5 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, located at 2510 Lake Michigan Drive, N.W.,...

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In Grand Rapids, equity work is co-opted for influence

by Breannah Alexander (balexander)

Submitted 04-07-2017 under OPINION

In the age of co-opted movements for the sake of advertisements gone terribly wrong (hey Pepsi, what's good?), the best way to look at a community’s commitment to equity is to look at the way it treats its organizers. My time in Grand...

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Changing accessible nature of city through art, Disability Arts Now engages community

by Avenue for the Arts (AvenuefortheArts)

Submitted 04-04-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Launching this week, the three-year-old cultural organization DisArt, will be hosting a large symposium entitled, Disability Arts Now! World renowned academics, artists, community organizers, designers and much more, will come together and consider...

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Mel Trotter Ministries opens Youth House to help young men move out of homelessness

by Mel Trotter Ministries (Mel Trotter Min...)

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

Mel Trotter Ministries announced the opening of a non-time limited supportive housing unit for young men, ages 18-24, who are experiencing homelessness. The MTM Youth House was established to provide additional housing opportunities for the growing...

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School News Network is window into Kent County public schools

by GRTV (GRTV)

Submitted 03-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Charles Honey, staff reporter and editor for School News Network (SNN) discusses news reporting inside public schools within the Kent ISD umbrella. SNN covers issues and opportunities...

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Premiere of WMCAT student-produced documentary will highlight local social justice and equity

by West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (wmcat)

Submitted 02-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

Maybe you’ve cranked the volume up while listening to the latest post-breakup song, or you’ve listened to a song in remembrance of your childhood years or deceased loved ones; No matter what emotion you may be experiencing, music has the...

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