The Rapidian

Lighthouse Communities

On your mark, get set, VOTE!!

by LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. (LINC UP)

Submitted 10-08-2010 under NONPROFITS

Lighthouse Communities is partnering with Michigan Voice to lead local civic engagement efforts. Michigan Voice is a state based collaboration formed in 2005 to improve long-term coordination and communication among nonprofit civic engagement...

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SMF Grant making is underway!

by LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. (LINC UP)

Submitted 08-06-2010 under NONPROFITS

SMF grant review is underway!The curtains are drawn, the applications are in, and the evaluation process for the Southtown Matching Fund has begun. Our Neighborhood Services Department received a number of applications from a variety of nonprofits...

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Community Leaders say loudly, “We Believe, We Become”

by LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. (LINC UP)

Submitted 08-06-2010 under NONPROFITS

Thursday July 15, 2010 marked the launch of the neighborhood engagement piece of the Believe2Become Initiative. Community leaders from the central zone met at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids to become informed of the efforts and...

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Southtown PhotoVoice screening sets direction for community action

by Denise Cheng (dennetmint)

Submitted 08-02-2010 under NEWS

Viewers were jumping out of their seats at Dirk Koning Microcinema last Friday evening as they debated the best way to improve Southtown neighborhoods. Nearly 30 attendees gathered at Wealthy Theatre on July 30 to view Southtown PhotoVoice, a...

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Erb Thai restaurant opens on Wealthy Street

by Ryan VanderMeer (ryan)

Submitted 06-29-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

After working for nearly three months fixing up the former Wing Heaven space at 950 Wealthy Street SE, brother/sister restaurateur duo Lisa and Joe Her have opened Erb Thai. With the help of family, including brother Mao Her, the family-owned eatery...

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Lighthouse to offer free youth leadership training workshops

by LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. (LINC UP)

Submitted 04-09-2010 under NONPROFITS

Lighthouse Communities, Inc. would like to invite youth to participate in a free leadership training workshop. This is a great opportunity for the youth to uncover their leadership abilities. We are offering two train-ings during the month of April...

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2010 Community Spirit Awards for Non-Profits! Nominations Needed. Please Read.

by LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. (LINC UP)

Submitted 12-11-2009 under NONPROFITS

(For non-profit organizations in Kent County) The world around us is filled with leaders, sometimes vibrant, outgoing people, sometimes quiet, extraordinary individuals who almost go without noticing. Whoever they are or the organizations they are...

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Baxter Area Outreach Meeting~Solution Focused!

by LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. (LINC UP)

Submitted 12-03-2009 under NONPROFITS

    Wednesday, December 16th 2009 6-7:30pmBaxter Community Center 935 Baxter ST; Grand Rapids,MI(Enter the main doors facing Bemis ST)    Door Prizes, Light Refreshments, Open Discussions Agenda:Solution-Focused...

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Toys for Tots! Lighthouse Communities is currently accepting donations!

by LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. (LINC UP)

Submitted 11-18-2009 under NONPROFITS

There's nothing like the gift of giving! Due to the economy, this year there will be many families unable to give their children gifts during the holiday season. It would be greatly appreciated if you could help donate unwrapped toys for the "Toys...

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Lighthouse Communities Announces Fall 2009 Southtown Matching Fund

by LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. (LINC UP)

Submitted 09-30-2009 under NONPROFITS

  Lighthouse Communities, Inc. is announcing the Fall 2009 round of the Southtown Matching Fund (SMF), opening October 15 and closing November 2. The Southtown Matching Fund is a competitive grant pool that supports community organizing...

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