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Submitted 04-19-2016 under LOCAL LIFE
Stacy Stout looks to implement ways to institutionalize equity and for residents to have more ownership in City decisions.
Submitted 04-12-2016 under NEWS
The Rapid is launching a new campaign that informs the Greater Grand Rapids region about the merits of public transportation through simple, powerful, consistent, and, most importantly, positive messages about the experience.
Submitted 04-04-2016 under NEWS
Tracie Coffman, Director of Kent County's Essential Needs Task Force, to guest.
Submitted 03-22-2016 under OPINION
For every individual that stood and clapped, we were reminded that, even with information, our desire to erase the experiences of others and focus on our direct experiences makes us blind to oppression.
Submitted 03-22-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS
The Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City Summit brought together various community members and organizations to discuss current issues of housing, race and equity, neighborhood schools, and economic empowerment.
Submitted 03-08-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS
The 2015 VoiceGR Community Survey by the Dorothy Johnson Center for Philanthropy at GVSU reveals how residents experience our city.
Submitted 02-08-2016 under 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.
Submitted 02-02-2016 under NEWS
Harrison Park Elementary students and staff are collecting bottled water to send to the schools in Flint to help with the water crisis.
Submitted 01-26-2016 under OPINION
Are assault rifles really the best way to protect and serve our city? Inspired by this question, a new volunteer group- the Community Police Relations Council- works to form a collaborative engagement towards accountability in how we are policed.
Submitted 01-19-2016 under NEWS
Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter organization, will direct a workshop and deliver a keynote as a part of GVSU's MLK Commemoration Week.
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