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Eastown Community Association partners with Urban Roots to grow its community garden

Submitted 05-23-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

The ECA saw an alignment with the city's Neighborhood Match Fund goals of building stronger connections among residents and promoting equitable outcomes.


Grand Rapids Public Museum opens new exhibit, 'Mindbender Mansion'

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Mindbender Mansion will be located on the Museum’s third floor in the Lacks exhibit hall and run from May 27 to September 3, 2017.


Nonprofit volunteer fair scheduled for May 31

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Explore volunteer opportunities for summer!


New intergenerational center is on mission to bridge gap between Grand Rapids' oldest, youngest

Submitted 05-11-2017 under NEWS

The new Bethlehem Intergenerational Center, formerly Hill Child Development Center, now offers open senior enrollment for full day programming to serve up to 35 seniors per day.


Public Museum to host 1,500 preschoolers thanks to PNC Foundation grant

Submitted 05-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

Students from Head Start for Kent County, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids and the GRCC Laboratory Preschool will visit the museum for one of two exhibits: Whales: Giants of the Deep or Creatures of Light!


Pine Rest provides a large variety of mental health, family services

Submitted 05-04-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Pine Rest, who provides counseling, therapy, consultation, assessment and testing for all ages


Heritage Hill to host Annual Weekend Tour of Homes

Submitted 05-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

The 48th annual Heritage Hill 2017 Weekend Tour of Homes opens doors to seven lovingly restored private houses and four historic public buildings on Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.


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 to 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.