The Rapidian


Fair Housing Center of West Michigan works to ensure everyone has equal opportunity to housing

Submitted 09-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan works to ensure everyone has equal opportunity to housing that fits their lifestyle or needs


SowHope holistically supports women living in extreme poverty

Submitted 09-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

SowHope supports impoverished women by funding a variety of international projects


Kids' Food Basket announces "Feeding Our Future" campaign

Submitted 09-07-2017 under NEWS

The $6 million campaign will fund their new headquarters on the site of a 14 acre farm in Northeast Grand Rapids and allow them to more than double the meals they serve to children in West Michigan.


Encore hosts free luncheon to talk retirement honestly, without shame

Submitted 08-29-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

"We Are the Experts of Us" luncheon with keynote speaker Elizabeth White is for anyone thinking about, preparing for, or in the midst of retirement. The event will be held Friday, September 15, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at the Prince Conference Center.


Spoke Folks hosts first Beer City Bike Fest

Submitted 08-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

All of this grease and sweat calls an end-of-summer celebration: Beer City Bike Fest, a free bike carnival and music festival will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at The Spoke Folks from 12 p.m.-10 p.m.


Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Parent University to host screenings of American Divided

Submitted 08-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

This film series explores some of America’s thorniest issues—criminal justice, housing equity, education, immigration, voting rights, labor, Flint’s water crisis—by telling the stories of the people who get caught on those thorns.


Foster mom gives back to the downtown food pantry Westminster

Submitted 07-26-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

For Dionne Ashley Ford, the food pantry at Westminster Presbyterian Church has made a huge difference for her family. Over the years she has adopted and raised 46 children of her own and fostered so many others. Now, shes giving back by volunteering.


Covenant Village of the Great Lakes hosts Shelley Irwin on Aug. 17

Submitted 07-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

Learn the art of aging gracefully when Shelley Irwin, host and producer of the WGVU Morning Show, presents an inspiring talk at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at 1 p.m.


Southeast Area Farmers' Market hosts July cooking demos and Green Tomato Festival

Submitted 07-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Southeast Area Farmers' Market is open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MLK Jr. Park.


North Kent Connect helps provide access to basic needs, promotes economic independence

Submitted 06-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features North Kent Connect who helps those living in northern Kent County access basic living necessities and promotes economic independence through education and work opportunities