The Rapidian

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Grand Rapid's North West Neighborhood

Harrison Park students reveal everyday sources of pressure

Submitted 05-31-2016 under NONPROFITS

Harrison Park Elementary students work with teachers and GRCMC staff through the Elevating Voices project to tell their stories about every day life stress.


ACT's 30th Festival Day brings together all Grand Rapids communities

Submitted 05-23-2016 under NONPROFITS

Earlier this month, more than 1,000 students joined Artists Creating Together at Lincoln Campus to celebrate arts, abilities, and community.


Catalyst Radio: local connections to Syrian Conflict

Submitted 05-20-2016 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Dr. Sam Attal and Dr. Mohammad Saleh, Syrian-born American doctors who have been helping Syrians affected by the conflict both in Grand Rapids and internationally.


Catalyst Radio: how cooperatives promote community-centered economic growth

Submitted 05-13-2016 under NONPROFITS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Jim and Linda Jones about the local cooperative economy, including housing and food co-op opportunities.


Catalyst Radio: how public parks inspire sustainable communities

Submitted 05-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Daria Gosztyla, Urban Forest Project Coordinator at Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, on the important role parks play in community building and sustainability.


Westside district to plant new trees in West Fulton business corridor

Submitted 05-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Join the Westside Corridor Improvement District on Sunday, May 15 to plant trees in the West Fulton area.


Disability Advocates to hold coffee with township supervisors to discuss public transit

Submitted 05-10-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Panel discussion with township supervisors to discuss the importance of public transit from 9-10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 16th, 2016 at Orchard Hill Church.


When free college is not enough

Submitted 05-03-2016 under OPINION

Free college alone is not the cure to poverty. To address one inequity, we must address them all by authentically engaging those who have been marginalized. Only then is there hope for inclusive growth that benefits all.


Mayor Bliss will be joined by Economic Development Director for latest City Connection appearance

Submitted 05-02-2016 under NEWS

Economic Development Director Kara Wood joins Mayor Bliss on this month's episode of City Connection to talk about issues regarding economic developement, sustainability and inclusion in outcomes.


Catalyst Radio: How Girls on the Run empowers and educates through running

Submitted 04-29-2016 under NONPROFITS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Nika Kusmierz, program coordinator of Kent County Girls on the Run, about their upcoming 5K and how their curriculum centered on running empowers young girls to be "joyful, healthy, and confident."