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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.

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Catalyst Radio: Grand Rapids celebrates Trans Day of Visibility

Submitted 03-24-2017 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Kayden Grinwis and Ellie Webster, board members with Grand Rapids Pride Center, about International Transgender Day of Visibility, being celebrated in Grand Rapids March 24-30.

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How far will we go to prioritize equity in Grand Rapids?

Submitted 03-24-2017 under OPINION

In a city with a history of systemic bias, how do we build trust? Trust will be a process, but we as citizens can take our leadership seriously when they say no to money with strings attached in the interest of not leaving anyone behind.

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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Chanae Jackson

Submitted 03-24-2017 under NEWS

In this five part series, residents of the greater Grand Rapids area share their personal stories of housing insecurity and homelessness. Part 5.

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Experts from Rose Center for Public Leadership make case for equity in development

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NEWS

A panel of experts presented findings to city staff, development leaders and community members on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at City Hall focusing on one key issue: why equity is an investment.

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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Joyce Daniels

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NEWS

In this five-part series, residents of the greater Grand Rapids area share their personal stories of housing insecurity and homelessness. Part 4.

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Mel Trotter Ministries opens Youth House to help young men move out of homelessness

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

Mel Trotter is partnering with 3:11 Youth Housing and NAACP on a supportive housing program that helps young men transition out of homelessness.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park embarks on $115 million capital campaign

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the nation’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, is excited to announce the launch of a $115 million capital campaign titled Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy of Love.

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Brexit? Who Cares? Why we should...

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

European Union expert discusses the impact of Brexit and the future of the EU.

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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

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