Kent County Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team honors domestic homicide victims

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 09-28-2018 under NONPROFITS

Kent County Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team (DVCCRT) will host their annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Candlelight Vigil, an event to honor those that have lost their lives to domestic violence.    The Vigil...

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Father's Day Electronics Recycling Event at Comprenew

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 05-29-2018 under NONPROFITS

Are you looking for a fun way to give back to your community with dad? Do you have an interest in technology or protecting the environment? Comprenew is inviting families to come dismantle electronics for recycling and learn more about the hazards...

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Volunteer nurses offer health screenings for the community at Dégagé Ministries

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 05-25-2018 under NONPROFITS

Twice a month, a group of volunteer nurses faithfully hold Health Depot. These nurses perform general health screenings on our patrons to assess appropriate care. “Many patrons believe the ‘best’ healthcare is through the emergency...

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Going green in Grand Rapids: Properly disposing of your spring cleaning

by (HaleyK)

Submitted 05-16-2018 under OPINION

Out with the cold, in with the warm! After a month of record low temperatures and a few blankets of snow, it’s finally starting to warm up here in Grand Rapids! If you’ve procrastinated on breaking down and disposing some of those...

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Spring brings opportunities to support local, independent radio

by (WYCE)

Submitted 04-17-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

WYCE's Spring Fund Drive is on its way - Friday, April 20-27, 2018! The unique music variety we've shared for over three decades is made 100 percent possible by donations from our listener sponsors...we need you to keep doing your part!...

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Honoring the legacy of César Chávez

by (jproth1)

Submitted 03-19-2018 under NEWS

The legacy of César Chávez was honored Thursday, March 15, 2018 as residents and community leaders gathered at the Cook Library Center, 1100 Grandville Ave SW and marched to Potter House Chapel for a community gathering for the18th annual César E....

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The Rapid's 2018 Bus Operator of the Year honored on Bus Driver Appreciation Day

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 03-19-2018 under NONPROFITS

The recipient of The Rapid's 2018 Bus Operator of the Year Award is an El Salvadoran native who’s made the American dream come true in Grand Rapids. Yemny Garcia was born in Central America’s smallest country and came to the...

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Community building through resource sharing in Heartside

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 01-23-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Jenn Schaub, Neighborhood Revitalization Specialist at Dwelling Place, shares that “we’ve been doing a series of Heartside Listening Sessions with The City of Grand Rapids and one of the repeated requests was more information about...

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Community journalists reflect on state of media, Grand Rapids in 2017

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-27-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

We asked our community journalists their thoughts on writing for The Rapidian this year and the state of community news in 2017. Erica Soto: Writing for The Rapidian this year has been an unexpected and greatly rewarding experience. My passion for...

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Sharing resident voices through storytelling

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 12-19-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Resident engagement through storytelling can also be an opportunity for residents to meet their neighbors and take ownership of their narrative and how they want to tell it. Staff at Dwelling Place, a Neighborworks member and CDC in Grand Rapids,...

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