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Local Black Lives Matter chapter brings learning home from international retreat

by (Kyd Kane)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Black Lives Matter hosted its first international retreat on the Wayne State University campus in Detroit, Mich on June 18, during the Allied Media Conference. Twenty-six chapters, including Black Lives Matter Grand Rapids (BLM GR), were in...

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How working with people on the streets turned me into a drug policy reformer

by (tamivandenberg)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

In the year 2000, I landed my first "real job." I became a Case Manager at The Salvation Army Homeless Assistance Program. My job was to work with the people who were continuously coming back to the shelters for help, people who had been...

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Story Matters: Tyler Buckner explains his job as Safety Ambassador

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Grab coffee with neighbors every Friday at East Hills

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 07-02-2013 under NEWS

For over 20 years, neighbors, members of the community and city leaders have been meeting at the East Hills Council of Neighbors every Friday morning to talk about various things going on in the neighborhood and the city. The event is open to anyone...

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Local organizations, individuals recognized for community impact

by (GR Initiative f...)

Submitted 06-13-2013 under NONPROFITS

GR Initiative for Leaders recognized and celebrated several individuals and organizations for their positive service in the Grand Rapids community, as part of the GRIL graduation ceremony. The categories for the IMPACT awards are: Youth, Adult, and...

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