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LINC News Bureau set to launch this month

LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. launches a neighborhood news bureau to lift up the voice of the community.
Believe 2 Become Central community gathers to support children's future.

Believe 2 Become Central community gathers to support children's future. /April Joy Galbreath

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The LINC News Bureau will be launching mid-January. If you are interested in becoming a part of the bureau, email Kari Bergman.

Celebration and dancing at the B2B West community meeting.

Celebration and dancing at the B2B West community meeting. /David McGowan

Community designs future park in Madison Square.

Community designs future park in Madison Square. /LINC Community Revitalization, Inc.

The LINC News Bureau is a project of The Rapidian and LINC designed to bring news to the people of Grand Rapids through the eyes and ears of their fellow citizens. Through training, equipment and support, the bureau is removing barriers that have historically prevented residents on the Southeast side of Grand Rapids from participating in community conversations.

The bureau provides a platform for the community to tell its own story through words, recordings, videos and photographs. Residents will have the opportunity to highlight more positive neighborhood success stories, events, and activities that are typically missed by mainstream media. They will also develop a stronger online presence through the use of social media and the Rapidian’s web-based platform. Ultimately, community members will feel empowered to use their voice and share their thoughts on an amplified scale.

The desire of the news bureau is not only to lift up the voices of the community but to generate a greater and stronger sense of community. It is about sharing stories to deepen relationships and re-weave the social fabric of our communities.

The bureau supports the overall mission of LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. In pursuit of wide-spread social change, LINC is revitalizing neighborhoods through authentic engagement, stimulating economic development, expanding housing opportunities, creating affordable housing and developing leadership and capacity of residents and grass-root organizations.

The Rapidian, a program of the 501(c)3 nonprofit Community Media Center, relies on the community’s support to help cover the cost of training reporters and publishing content.

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