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#GRTalksBack on policing: meetings use small-group format

Submitted 06-13-2017 under NEWS

Using a small-group format, the City of Grand Rapids hosted its first Community Listening meeting on policing in the Third Ward.


Nonprofit volunteer fair scheduled for May 31

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Explore volunteer opportunities for summer!


Return from the Women's March brings new perspectives

Submitted 01-24-2017 under OPINION

An attendee of the Women's March on Washington returns to Grand Rapids feeling both inspired and energized.


Why I'm marching in the Women's March on Washington

Submitted 01-17-2017 under OPINION

A Grand Rapids woman joins hundreds traveling more than 650 miles to march on Washington, D.C. Here's why.


Green Light Project shares stories, raises awareness of homeless youth

Submitted 10-18-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

On any given night, 200 youth in Kent County don't have a place to sleep. Arbor Circle is its annual event on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 to shed light on this issue.


'Hark Up with the Down Home Horns' to headline at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes

Submitted 06-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

Join Covenant Village of the Great Lakes for an old-fashioned Tent Revival Meeting with gospel music provided by Hark Up with the Down Home Horns.


Citizens' housing, income, equity concerns become focus of Grand Rapids' second neighborhood summit

Submitted 03-22-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City Summit brought together various community members and organizations to discuss current issues of housing, race and equity, neighborhood schools, and economic empowerment.


Education workshop seeks to build community for better schools at Neighborhood Summit

Submitted 02-23-2016 under OPINION

Join East Hills Loves Congress board member Elizabeth Hoffman Ransford and former Congress Principal Bridget Cheney at the Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City Summit, on Friday, March 11 at GRPS University to discuss reclaiming neighborhood schools.


Race and Equity workshop to compile strategic recommendations for City of Grand Rapids

Submitted 12-22-2015 under OPINION

One of the workshops at the Neighborhood Summit next March will seek to bring various community groups together to advice the City on race and equity goals moving forward.


Teen drop-in center to celebrate community involvement, youth helped with first GR Lip Sync Battle

Submitted 11-24-2015 under NEWS

In honor of their first anniversary, Headquarters (HQ) will be holding a lip sync battle at Celebration Cinema North, at Knapps Corner. The event, a fundraiser for the organization, includes emcee DJ Adrian Butler and "ringbeards" Beardcore and friends announcing contestants wrestling match style.