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Institute for Global Education hosts Week of Peace events

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

For the last seven years the Institute for Global Education has commemorated the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21st.


City, GRPD must seek independent investigations into police call recordings to rebuild public trust, transparency

Submitted 09-15-2017 under OPINION

The City and the Chief have known about these phone calls and their content for going on a year now. Yet they delayed in condemning the actions of the officers, repeatedly fought FOIA requests for the phone calls, and they didn't fire the involved officers.


Fair Housing Center of West Michigan works to ensure everyone has equal opportunity to housing

Submitted 09-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan works to ensure everyone has equal opportunity to housing that fits their lifestyle or needs


Hundreds marched to defend DACA recipients in Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-06-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017 hundreds of Grand Rapidians marched through downtown Grand Rapids and held a vigil to protest the ending of DACA.


Kent Conservation District works to maintain, protect natural resources in West Michigan

Submitted 08-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Kent Conservation District who equips area residents to be able to preserve and enhance Kent County's natural resources


City introduces newly hired consultants from 21st Century Policing Solutions

Submitted 08-21-2017 under NEWS

The team of consultants will be working with the Policy Review Taskforce the City is forming following recommendations from the Traffic Stop Study completed this year.


Ele's Place provides a space for support and council for grieving children

Submitted 08-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Ele's Place who offer peer groups and council to children who have experienced the loss of a loved one


Rethinking child support, Part 1: How good parents go to jail

Submitted 08-08-2017 under OPINION

Examining why the our child support system is out of sync with society, and its impact on Kent County’s most economically disadvantaged parents.


Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Parent University to host screenings of American Divided

Submitted 08-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

This film series explores some of America’s thorniest issues—criminal justice, housing equity, education, immigration, voting rights, labor, Flint’s water crisis—by telling the stories of the people who get caught on those thorns.


Beer City recovery group for food industry workers to meet August 15

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NEWS

The recovery group, organized by members of the local food industry, offers support and discuss concerns related to alcoholism and substance abuse within the industry.