community engagement

Grand Rapids residents 'embrace the tension' at 10th annual neighborhood summit

by (theoscheer)

Submitted 05-20-2024 under NEWS

Over one hundred local residents and community stakeholders convened at Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus Saturday for the 10th annual Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit, a day-long event held by the City to connect community members...

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Community-centered soccer league returns to westside for new season

by (millsjustin2)

Submitted 05-14-2024 under LOCAL LIFE

The Soccer Rebellion, a local grassroots soccer movement working to bring American street soccer culture to Grand Rapids through community building, brings back Friday nights at Las Canchas as the Bridge Street League returns for its second season...

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'The current leaders, not just leaders of the future': Grand Rapids students address policymakers on issues impacting youth

by (krj919)

Submitted 04-19-2024 under NEWS

Grand Rapids students had the opportunity to directly address city leaders on issues that are important to young people in West Michigan, such as housing, accessibility and transportation. The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC), comprised of 9th-12th...

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3 finalists vying for vacant Third Ward seat advance through second-round interviews

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 03-06-2024 under NEWS

At the March 5 Committee of the Whole meeting, the Grand Rapids City Commission conducted a second round of interviews with the three finalists running to fill the vacant Third Ward seat. Marshall Kilgore, the director of engagement for the West...

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You might receive a postcard from the City asking if you like living in Grand Rapids — Here's why.

by (allisondonahue)

Submitted 02-01-2024 under NEWS

As part of its ongoing strategic planning efforts to improve services, the City of Grand Rapids is conducting a National Community Survey (NCS) to evaluate benchmark metrics obtained from the first 2022 NCS survey and to steer decisions in Fiscal...

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Resource fair connects Heartside residents to local resources

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 01-16-2024 under NONPROFITS

The Community Building and Engagement (CB&E) department of Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids brought together representatives from 19 local agencies to share information with residents on quality-of-life resources at their annual Neighborhood...

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Grand Rapids welcomes Halloween with haunted tours

by (AveryZWriter)

Submitted 10-17-2023 under LOCAL LIFE

To celebrate the month of October and Halloween, local arts and entertainment group Betka-Pope Productions (BPP) are hosting their annual GR Haunted Tours around downtown Grand Rapids. Leading their group of 25 attendees on Friday the 13th was...

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Demystifying Permanent Supportive Housing

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 06-14-2023 under NONPROFITS

Dwelling Place’s promise to the community is to provide housing for all. However, meeting the community’s housing needs isn’t just about building more apartments and homes. While affordable housing is part of the solution,...

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Building Collective Power and Going Upstream: Quality of Life in the Heartside/Downtown Neighborhood

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 04-06-2023 under NONPROFITS

“There are many different ways to provide for others, but Quality of Life helps us know what the community actually wants. It helps to empower the people,” says Heartside neighbor Doreen Timmers. Quality of Life is a community-wide...

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Community Updates: Friday, March 31

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-31-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum, Hope Network to Honor Autism Awareness Month in April Through Partnership The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) has announced that, in April, it will be partnering with Hope Network to host an accessible...

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