The Rapidian

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Grand Rapid's South West Neighborhood

Cook Library Scholars supports community, becomes second family

Submitted 12-20-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Beyond educational support, the Cook Library Scholars program offers emotional solace to students and their families, and provides space for families to lead, even during difficult times.

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Housing + school + healthcare, all in one place

Submitted 12-19-2016 under NEWS

An unprecedented collaboration of school, housing and health care providers are creating Plaza Roosevelt, a comprehensive community development along Grandville Avenue SW that will feature the city's first dual-immersion Spanish/English high school

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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.

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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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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.

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UCOM brings healthy, local food to Wyoming community

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

Program director Shawn Keener stocks her pantry with nutritious food, and clients like Lisette say they eat and live better as a result.

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Fourth annual bilingual college fair bridges gap between Latino families and college

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NEWS

The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan hosts fourth annual Bilingual College Fair to connect students and their families with over 25 local colleges and community organizations.

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Dancing is transforming my view of art, ArtPrize

Submitted 10-04-2016 under OPINION

Being a part of this project has really opened my eyes to how different art forms affect people. Art such as dance, photography and murals; The Cultura Collective is something truly unique.

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This place is not abandoned: How the Cultura Collective is approaching ArtPrize

Submitted 09-27-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

During a time when the entire city is growing, in competition and undergoing cultural upheaval in its attempt for relevance to the contemporary art world, the work of the Cultura Collective is an ambitious symbol of local solidarity, rather than a token of diversity.

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The Potter's House School making art from the rubbish

Submitted 09-20-2016 under NEWS

Students from The Potter’s House high school use the rubbish from the new building site to create works of art, and anchor their learning about being transformational leaders.

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