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Grand Rapid's North West Neighborhood

Catalyst Radio: Community Read explores identity, diversity in America

Submitted 03-17-2017 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Jennifer Jameslyn from the GVSU Community Reading Project, which this year is focusing on the book The True American by Anand Giridharadas.


Local poet organizes women's self-defense class, poetry reading

Submitted 03-14-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Chalene Jones, a local poet and physical therapist, has put together an event designed to educate, empower, and connect women, female-identified, and LGBTQ+ individuals in West Michigan.


New web show holds first live taping event

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NEWS

The new web show Mixed Reviews Grand Rapids will tape its next episode, about gentrification in Grand Rapids, in front of a live audience this Thursday at Long Road Distillers.


Gaining confidence through the Literacy Center of West Michigan

Submitted 03-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

Quatina Michael describes her literacy journey.


Refugee students serve those in need at Union High School

Submitted 03-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

Union's refugee and immigrant students volunteer at Feeding America West Michigan's Mobile Food Pantries each month.


Mayor Rosalynn Bliss talks about first year as mayor, implementing sustainable practices

Submitted 02-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Environmental sustainability remains a top priority in Bliss' role as Mayor. It is one of the four legs of her strategic plan: social impact, economic impact, environmental impact and the most recent addition, governance—the concept of government reacting directly to the needs of the community.


Tactile Creations: ACT Apprentice Jasmine Kelley

Submitted 02-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

Take a closer look at art apprentice Jasmine Kelley – her inspiration, her creation, and her goals.


Updated: City Connection: Mayor Bliss, James Hurt to discuss key issues in Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Tonight's episode will feature refuse, recycling and snowpiling.


Media literacy plays critical role in 2017

Submitted 01-10-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

I am a firm believer in the power of stories and media to shape ideas and shift culture. Media literacy is more than a tool for understanding, then, it is a civic duty. Media literacy skills might help us better understand and engage with the community issues and world around us.


Growing Up Blandford Campaign seeks to increase capacity for Blandford Nature Center

Submitted 01-04-2017 under NONPROFITS

Learn how you can help Blandford Nature Center “grow up” on this week’s episode of NPO Showcase.