From Self-Destruction to Self-Awareness

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 11-18-2019 under NONPROFITS

The story isn’t an uncommon one. Andy was attending high school in Novi, and was a member of the lacrosse team, participating in bowling, and golf. His family belonged to a country club and life was, arguably, good. It started with a bit...

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Small steps, big results

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 02-07-2018 under NONPROFITS

A new year is often thought of as a new start. For Johnny, this January has been the realization of a long-time goal. This is a special story for me to be able to share with you: the hard work and long road that’s resulted in a new type of...

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Catalyst Radio: Tami VandenBerg talks legalization of cannabis

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Tami VandenBerg, board member of MI Legalize, a grassroots organization working to legalize cannabis in Michigan.

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Recovery Palooza celebrates tenth anniversary

by (recoveryallieso...)

Submitted 08-30-2016 under NONPROFITS

Celebrating its true tenth anniversary in 2016 is Grand Rapids' own Recovery Palooza. Recovery Palooza is the signature event of local non-profit Recovery Allies of West Michigan.  This event is a community celebration and educational...

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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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Second Coming: The Story of David Bixby - Part 3

by (Matt Poole)

Submitted 06-29-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Part III: “FREE INDEED” This is part three in a three-part series re-introducing folk musician Dave Bixby to the city that he left 40 years ago. He performed last Friday at The Division Avenue Arts Collective (115 S....

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