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Aquinas College and the need for more LGBTQIA inclusivity

by (mariahcaitlin)

Submitted 04-04-2017 under NEWS

Last month at Aquinas College, there was a viewing of the film "Desire of the Everlasting Hills:" an anti-LGBTQIA movie which highlights celibacy as the only appropriate lifestyle for LGBTQIA identifying individuals. I interviewed Emma...

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Local musicians talk community, music while preparing for GRPM Planetarium show April 6

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-31-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Emma Loo and Sam can be found performing and connecting with the community all over Grand Rapids. The band started in 2012. Emma Loo was raised in Lowell and Sam was raised in Chicago. With their unique psychedelic folk sound, the band has taken off...

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Celebrating Mexicains Sans Frontieres with ten years of community involvement

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 03-22-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Hugo Claudin talks about his community work and events at Mexicains Sans Frontieres. How did Mexicains Sans Frontieres get started? “Mexicains Sans Frontieres started around 2006 when I moved into my loft on the Avenue of the Arts. A friend...

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Community building through resident leadership in Heartside

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 03-21-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

“What keeps me focused is that I really want to see Heartside expand and grow, and I want to be a part of that change that takes place” says Heartside resident, Marvin Thomas. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Heartside stretches from...

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City announces new Neighborhood Match Fund

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-09-2017 under NEWS

At the third annual Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit on Saturday, March 4, 2017, the City of Grand Rapids announced its new Neighborhood Match Fund. The fund is intended to be an easily accessible contract citizens can make with the City in order to...

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Volunteers become champions at Cook Library Center

by (GAAH)

Submitted 03-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

Here at Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities (GAAH), the volunteers are critical and cherished supporters in pursuing our mission. The students always rush to the door to greet the volunteers with literal open arms and spend every minute possible...

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Growing community through art: Heartside Gallery and Studio

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 03-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Walking into Heartside Gallery and Studio, the first thing you notice is how active the space is. The Studio and Gallery space blend where artists create and show off art. Volunteers and Neighbor artists move through the space, busy with activity....

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Dégagé Ministries aims to transform lives through care, community center

by (Degage Ministries)

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Written by Molly Hilbert  “Transforming lives” is not just a catchphrase or a clever slogan; it is simply what we strive to do here at Dégagé. We have 400-500 men and women walk through our doors each and every day to use our...

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What did we learn about "Un día sin Inmigrantes"?

by (Paola R. Mendivil)

Submitted 02-20-2017 under OPINION

Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish   I remember it well. People did not show up for work, companies were operating without many employees, students missed school and thousands of businesses didn’t open their...

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The Rapidian hosts Intro to Community Journalism workshop at the Grand Rapids Public Library

by (brittany.devon)

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

The Rapidian's Intro to Community Journalism Workshop began Tuesday with a presentation by Mariah Cowsert, Community Outreach Coordinator at The Rapidian. She explained how The Rapidian fits into Grand Rapids Community Media Center. Mariah...

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