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When grown men point loaded weapons at 12-year-old boys, none of us should sleep well at night

Submitted 03-29-2017 under OPINION

If we as a city are to truly fight racism, we must measure the impact, not the intent, of city-sponsored grown men who pointed loaded guns at 12-year-old boys.

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Grand Rapids Maker Faire encourages local makers to sign up to showcase projects

Submitted 03-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Maker Faire is looking for participants who enjoy tinkering, hacking, building and designing new technology-based inventions.

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Rising GRPS grad rates 'a community effort'

Submitted 03-24-2017 under NEWS

A nearly 50 percent improvement in the graduation rate of Grand Rapids Public Schools students reflects the commitment of community and parents as well as teachers and students, says Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal. She is confident the district will surpass state averages in time.

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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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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Chanae Jackson

Submitted 03-24-2017 under NEWS

In this five part series, residents of the greater Grand Rapids area share their personal stories of housing insecurity and homelessness. Part 5.

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Experts from Rose Center for Public Leadership make case for equity in development

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NEWS

A panel of experts presented findings to city staff, development leaders and community members on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at City Hall focusing on one key issue: why equity is an investment.

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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Joyce Daniels

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NEWS

In this five-part series, residents of the greater Grand Rapids area share their personal stories of housing insecurity and homelessness. Part 4.

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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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European Union expert discusses impact of Brexit at Aquinas

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, March 27, Dr. John McCormick discusses, “The EU: An Uncertain Future” as part of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan’s Great Decisions Global Discussion Series.

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Safe Haven Ministries empowers women, supports them in personal decision making

Submitted 03-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Safe Haven Ministries, a nationally recognized organization that supports women by addressing issues of domestic abuse

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