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$7000 in Scholarships for Trans Students

Submitted 08-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Trans Foundation has awarded $7000 to local trans students.


'Healthy U' lecture addresses mental health, aging

Submitted 08-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

Mental Health & Aging for Smartys: Reducing the Stigma is the topic for the August Healthy U lecture on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes.


Rethinking child support, Part 1: How good parents go to jail

Submitted 08-08-2017 under OPINION

Examining why the our child support system is out of sync with society, and its impact on Kent County’s most economically disadvantaged parents.


Navigating campus for the first time

Submitted 08-01-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Diving into the college world without the resources and advice of family who attended can be tricky to navigate but with some advice and storytelling we can help bridge the gap for incoming first-generation students. This is the second story in our series.


Ride The Rapid to events throughout Grand Rapids, Kentwood this August

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Celebrate, enjoy art, catch a flick and get to the zoo via The Rapid throughout August.


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.


Local Spotlight: Deavondre Jones motivates through dance

Submitted 07-11-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Lifelong West Michigan resident aims to inspire others and build community through the performing arts.


Rest in silence: An addict's story of self discovery

Submitted 06-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light's recovery program offers a unique experience at a silent retreat in Three Rivers, Michigan


Mind Meets Music uses music to boost academic performance in vulnerable schools

Submitted 06-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Mind Meets Music who uses music to boost academic and literacy performance with high-needs students


'Communities are going to see repercussions' from Trump after-school cuts, leaders say

Submitted 06-09-2017 under NEWS

GRPS and other school districts are alarmed by the proposed $9.2 billion cut in federal funding to schools, which would eliminate after-school and summer programs for 6,500 local students.