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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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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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Celebrating Mexicains Sans Frontieres with ten years of community involvement

Submitted 03-22-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Hugo Claudin, owner of Mexicains Sans Frontieres, discusses the current climate in Grand Rapids, his event space, and events to come. This includes internationally known poet Ana Castillo on March 25.

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West Michigan Growers Group partners with Downtown Market, MSU Extension to host 2017 Growers Fare: CSA Open House

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

The public event will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Downtown Market for the West Michigan community interested in connecting with and supporting farmers growing and selling local food.

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American Music Prize Winner Margo Price to appear at St. Cecilia Music Center

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center brings rising star Nashville singer Margo Price to Grand Rapids on April 6, 2017 at 7:30. Price recently won the 2017 American Music Prize that recognizes the year's best debut album

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Community building through resident leadership in Heartside

Submitted 03-21-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

A five part workshop series aims to increase resident connections in the Heartside Neighborhood.

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'Without Dégagé, I would have been lost'

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

After spending months working with Kiel, our Resource Coordinator, Chuck was able to receive keys to his very own apartment.

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New craft beer bottle shop opens downtown

Submitted 03-21-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Craft Beer Cellar opens their thirty-first bottle shop in Grand Rapids, brings a broad beer selection to the downtown area.

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'Championing female leaders of color in West Michigan'

Submitted 03-17-2017 under NEWS

Shannon Cohen and Patricia Sosa VerDuin presented "Invisible Walls, Ceilings and Floors" on March 2 and 16, 2017 detailing thier research about the experiences of women of color in leadership.

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Future Grand Rapids leaders partner with local gallery to make mural for City Hall

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit hosted its first Kids Summit on March 4, 2017. The Kids Summit attendees, in partnership with Richard App Gallery, created of mural of Grand Rapids to be displayed downtown at City Hall.

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