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Shared leadership enhances trust, utilizes skills

Submitted 12-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

Co-Executive Directors at Access of West Michigan say that a model of shared leadership "expands the ability and energy of the organization."

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Help provide a gift to a Kent County child in need this holiday season

Submitted 11-30-2016 under NONPROFITS

This week’s episode of NPO Showcase features Santa Claus Girls, a nonprofit who provides gifts to children who may not otherwise know the joys of Christmas.

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Shop locally, give back at Grand Rapids Downtown Market during Winter Wonderland

Submitted 11-29-2016 under NEWS

Open house will feature activities for children, adults and families.

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#TheShift Summit plots cooperative course to success for local Black residents

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NEWS

The first annual #TheShift Summit on Friday, November 18, 2016 gathered African-American business and community workers to learn about cooperatives and other ways to empower neighborhoods.

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'Beautiful, cool and majestic': Urban students experience Lake Michigan

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NEWS

Many students in Grand Rapids Public Schools have never seen Lake Michigan. This year, every fifth-grader will, thanks to a partnership with a digital tech business.

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#ShopSmallGR this Small Business Saturday

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

Support local businesses on Saturday November 26th with #ShopSmallGR

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Community partners announce Plaza Roosevelt development plans

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

At a news conference Monday, November 21, eight partners announced an agreement to begin site planning work on the proposed Plaza Roosevelt development - a unique mix of education, healthcare, affordable housing, and more.

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Food bank hosting fresh food giveaway before Thanksgiving

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan will provide food to those in need on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

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CARE Ballet Supports Red Cross fire clients

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

CARE Ballet partners with West Michigan American Red Cross to provide comfort kits for children.

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Steepletown tears down barriers to employment, hunger included

Submitted 11-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

The JobStart Initiative addresses participants' short-term needs so they can meet their long-term goals.

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