The Rapidian

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Grand Rapid's North West Neighborhood

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.


Catalyst Radio: Looking back & moving forward with Team Catalyst

Submitted 01-03-2017 under OPINION

A year ago we rebooted the show with a new cast of hosts and producers. Today we look back at 2016 and look forward to the new year with Team Catalyst. Aired 2016-12-30.


Deeper hues of inclusion: How ACT's apprentice program empowers professional artists with disabilities

Submitted 12-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

This fall, ACT launched its apprenticeship program, an 8-month cohort that provides intensive art education for people with disabilities, preparing them for a career in the arts.


Life in a Refugee Camp: From Bhutan to the United States by Posta Dangal

Submitted 12-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

Posta Dangal, born in Bhutan in 1975, was moved to a refugee camp in Nepal in 1990. While in the camp Posta became an advocate for other refugees. In 2011, Posta and her family were resettled in the United States and eight months later moved to Grand Rapids.


City Connection: Mayor Bliss, Monica Steimle-App to discuss key issues in Grand Rapids

Submitted 12-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

Monica Steimle-App, director of Community Relations at 616 Lofts, will be the guest on this month's episode of City Connection.


'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.


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.


Catalyst Radio: Civil discourse initiative promotes dialogue on immigration, refugees

Submitted 11-11-2016 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Jack Mangala, Associate Professor of Political Science and African Studies at Grand Valley State University, on the practice of civil discourse.


Local professor engages social work students in understanding poverty

Submitted 11-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

Greg Scott, Professor of Social Work and Social Work Program Director at Kuyper College leads students through poverty simulation exercises to better prepare them for their careers.