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Meet civic investor Steffanie Rosalez: Investing in the arts

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 04-21-2014 under VOICES

“If you don’t want to be a teacher, but you want to work with art and kids, you should look into after-school programming,” says Steffanie Rosalez, Cook Arts Center Program Director. After hearing this many times from family and...

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Build a strong local food economy: How investing in The Rapidian invests in your community

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

This video tells the story of how we build a stronger local food economy and build community thanks to investments in The Rapidian. In this video, Rapidian reporter Amy Hinman and Fulton Street Farmers Market manager Melissa Harrington create...

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Meet civic investor Eric Bouwens: Investing in the city's health

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Surrounded by 12 comfortable exam rooms, a procedure room for minor surgeries and a team of financial assistants to help patients navigate health funding and an on-site social worker, Dr. Eric Bouwens finds himself starting off Spectrum Health's...

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Catalyst Radio: Wege Speaker Series bringing to town wind energy expert Tom Kiernan

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Submitted 04-18-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we have the opportunity to talk to the featured guest at this year’s upcoming Wege Speaker Series on...

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NPO Showcase: Well House and the 19:1 campaign

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Submitted 04-18-2014 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW This new segment of NPO Showcase features Well House, an organization that provides affordable and safe permanent housing located in the Southeast neighborhood of Grand Rapids (SECA). A 2010 census report noted that there are approximately...

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Meet civic investor Carol Lautenbach: Investing in education, investing in community

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

“When I was in college I thought I was going to be a journalist. That’s what I aspired to,” says Carol Lautenbach, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning, and Accountability at Godfrey-Lee Schools. “Even when my kids...

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Meet civic investor Roberta King: Investing in passion

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 04-16-2014 under VOICES

Since its conception in 2009, The Rapidian has come to be "one of the boys" when it comes to local media. Civic investor Roberta King was a part of its launching process and remembers the early days fondly. "There were a lot of people...

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Rapidian community celebration to recognize civic investors

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, April 18 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The Rapidian will present its annual community celebration, this year hosted by the Richard App Gallery. The event is part of a two week fund drive campaign that started on Monday and lasts through April...

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Invest in your community: The Rapidian to launch fund drive, celebrate civic investors

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

Starting next Monday, April 14, and running through Friday, April 25, The Rapidian will be holding its third annual spring fund drive.  Five years ago, huge investments of time and finances started the opportunities we now have on The Rapidian...

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Catalyst Radio: SouthSide Theater Company puts on "Angels In America"

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Submitted 04-04-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Tonight, April 4, it the opening of the play “Angels In America,” by Southside Theater Company at Dog Story Theater – a play rarely...

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