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

by (Disability Advo...)

Submitted 05-10-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Disability Advocates of Kent County, Faith in Motion, Concerned Citizens for Improved Transportation, and the Kent County Essential Needs Task Force have joined together to host a five-part coffee series with elected leaders from various levels of...

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Disability Advocates holds coffee with township supervisors to discuss public transit

by (Disability Advo...)

Submitted 05-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

Disability Advocates of Kent County, Faith in Motion, Concerned Citizens for Improved Transportation, and the Kent County Essential Needs Task Force have joined together to host a five part coffee series with elected leaders from various levels of...

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Parent driven advocacy organization works with GRPS to ensure students' needs are being met

by (SNAAKC)

Submitted 02-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

It started with a Facebook post. And another. And then another. Parents at Lincoln Developmental Center, a Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) school that serves students with the most complex special needs throughout Kent County, were being notified...

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Ending racism means elevating voices of color

by (prfcgr)

Submitted 11-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

At the national stage, we are seeing student activists stand up and speak about the challenges they are facing within the institutions they occupy. The challenges faced by students of color within post secondary institutions was brought to the...

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Calls to boycott Fannies Corner follow alleged attack of customer

by (Siangani)

Submitted 11-17-2015 under NEWS

"Boycott Fannies""No justice No money""We will not tolerate disrespect""Justice for Renee" These were the chants coming from local residents gathered outside of Fannies Corner Store (725 Eastern Ave SE) near...

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The Arc of Kent County launches The Assurance Plan for individuals with disabilities

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Individuals with disabilities and their families face challenges every day. But what if the individual’s caregiver is no longer around, or available to help ensure that the crucial supports and services are still in place? That’s the...

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Alger Heights neighborhood launches new model for stormwater management

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 10-09-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Sure I know that you are tired of hearing about it But most repeat the same theme over and over again, It’s as if they were trying to refine what seems so strange And off and important to them.   It’s done by everybody Because each...

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Catalyst Radio: WMEAC takes action for a better environment.

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-18-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW This episode of Catalyst Radio features the local long-standing nonprofit West Michigan Environmental Action Council.  WMEAC has served as the...

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Disability 101 (Part 1): Disability as dialogue

by (DisArt)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by: Christopher R. Smit PhD, Director of DisArt Festival, Director of the Arts & Access Initiative for Kendall College of Art & Design and Associate Professor of Media Studies, Calvin College   Organizing and producing any...

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