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New mentoring program seeks to connect local youth of color with Grand Rapids' tech industry

Submitted 02-09-2016 under NEWS

The Midwest Tech Project Mentoring Program, co-founded by Jonathon Jelks and Alvin Hill IV, launches Februrary 11 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

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Madcap Coffee to introduce Belgian waffles at Midtown location

Submitted 02-09-2016 under NEWS

Madcap Coffee will open its new location this spring with a roastery next door and homemade waffles accompanied by a variety of seasonal spreads.

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Land, labor, capital: Looking at root causes of our diseased food system

Submitted 02-09-2016 under OPINION

Lance Kraai of New City Urban Farm proposes a generous reciprocal free market based on Judaic/Christian ideas of Shalom over capitalism and addresses the historical problems that capitalism has created.

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Join me in making history: Grand Rapids' new mayor pens letter to citizens at start of term

Submitted 02-09-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss encourages Grand Rapidians to partner with her in making Grand Rapids a more vibrant, effective and inclusive city.

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Mayor Bliss answers questions live on first City Connection appearance

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.

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Catalyst Radio: faith, LGBTQ+ communities, and spiritual violence

Submitted 02-05-2016 under OPINION

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Scott Burden about the upcoming Change U Activist Assembly on Spiritual Violence: A Community Experience, a Community Response

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Parent driven advocacy organization works with GRPS to ensure students' needs are being met

Submitted 02-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

When GRPS announced cuts to Special Education summer programming, a group of parents and community members came together to form an advocacy organization that led a movement to keep programming intact.

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Stella's Lounge gets creative with cocktails at monthly Sovereign Cocktail Club

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NEWS

Two bartenders at Stella's Lounge have created a monthly club that explores new modernized recipes to classic cocktails for patrons to try.

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Meet the woman solving hunger in West Michigan

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

A Q&A with Maggie Marcinkus, the brand-new volunteer coordinator at Feeding America West Michigan.

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Mayor Rosalynn Bliss tackles racial disparity, affordable housing in first City Address

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NEWS

Grand Rapids' new mayor set out an ambitious list of goals addressing racial disparity, housing and environmental sustainability in her first State of the City Address.

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