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Baxter Community Center

Thomas Street Neighborhood Garden plans orchard with Friends of GR Parks grant

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-24-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids will be increasing its tree count to the delight of both neighbors on Thomas Street and those at Friends of Grand Rapids Parks working to see the city's tree canopy grow. The new Thomas Street Community Garden is receiving six fruit...

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Coat drive to benefit area neighborhood, women's center

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-09-2014 under NEWS

The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery along with fashion retailer jb and me will be collecting new womens and childrens coats through December 23. They will partner with Alpha Women's Center and Baxter Community Center to...

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Creative Youth Center empowers children to be published authors

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 08-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Seven students between the ages of 5 and 11 years old gather around a miniature wooden table at Baxter Community Center. They pour themselves a glass of 2% reduced fat milk as they transition from school to their after school activity: creative...

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The challenge to do good

by (kcaralis)

Submitted 05-24-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

When 9th grader Raqhelle Millbrooks was challenged to take action in her community, she took that challenge seriously, but remembered the importance of fun. She started a project, HopeHuggs&Tie-Dye, to create tie-dyed shirts for children who are...

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Baxter Greenhouse Initiative: Growing more than greens

by (sara)

Submitted 04-22-2012 under NEWS

In 2009, the Baxter neighborhood was declared a “food desert” by the Health Department for having no nearby sources of fresh food or produce. In response, the Baxter Community Center began the Greenhouse Initiative as part of its 40th...

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Lighthouse to offer free youth leadership training workshops

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 04-09-2010 under NONPROFITS

Lighthouse Communities, Inc. would like to invite youth to participate in a free leadership training workshop. This is a great opportunity for the youth to uncover their leadership abilities. We are offering two train-ings during the month of April...

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