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Kit-A-Gin preschool garden receives Neighborhood Match Fund

Submitted 04-25-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Huron Potawatomi Head Start is one of the first recipients of Grand Rapids' Neighborhood Match Fund. Local preschoolers will get the opportunity of experience the healthy benefits of being out in nature and learning about the origin of their food.


Sharing best practices in ending homelessness at home

Submitted 04-25-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids homeless agency selected by the National Alliance to End Homelessness as host site for 2017 international exchange.


Blandford expansion grows Nature's Learning Lab for students

Submitted 04-21-2017 under NEWS

Generations of students have trekked the wooded trails of Blandford Nature Center. Now their environmental education will be enhanced by the new Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center opening on Earth Day.


Native American community feels disrespected over proposed restructuring of educational program

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NEWS

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, community members who support the Native American Education Program of the Grand Rapids Public Schools held a public hearing over concerns for the program's future.


Staycation: Kendall College, Cook Arts Center partner for Spring Break Art Camp

Submitted 04-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Over the first week of April, a group of Cook Arts Center students enjoyed their spring break by attending a four-day art camp. The camp was held in partnership with Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD)


Neighborhood Summit debuts video showcasing record attendance, community participation

Submitted 04-11-2017 under NEWS

This year's Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit on March 4, 2017 grew from four workshops to 17 and hosted almost 400 community members.


Real estate pro offers home selling trends and tips to seniors

Submitted 04-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

Learn crucial information on current real estate trends to help prepare and sell your home when Covenant Village of the Great Lakes hosts Liz Nelligan, a real estate counselor for Moving Station.


Students explore hip-hop as 'something that you live'

Submitted 03-30-2017 under NEWS

Hip-hop is more than a musical style -- it's a lifestyle, and a positive one for personal and community development. So say Matthew Duncan, aka Monk Mattheus, and other Grand Rapids hip-hop artists leading an after-school program at Ottawa Hills High School.


Rising GRPS grad rates 'a community effort'

Submitted 03-24-2017 under NEWS

A nearly 50 percent improvement in the graduation rate of Grand Rapids Public Schools students reflects the commitment of community and parents as well as teachers and students, says Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal. She is confident the district will surpass state averages in time.


Safe Haven Ministries empowers women, supports them in personal decision making

Submitted 03-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Safe Haven Ministries, a nationally recognized organization that supports women by addressing issues of domestic abuse