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Mobile food pantry helps relieve burden created by food insecurity

by (kooim)

Submitted 07-11-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

For Alicia Belchak's family, the monthly Feeding America West Michigan Mobile Food Pantry at Sibley Elementary is oftentimes the make or break element of their monthly budget. Since October, Alicia and her husband, Matthew, have been trying to...

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John Ball Zoo plans for growth as nonprofit

by (alexandersinn)

Submitted 12-17-2015 under NEWS

Amid years of attendance growth, John Ball Zoo is on its way to expansion under a new master plan recently approved by zoo directors. The plan will cost around $50 million over the next 25 years. The funds will go toward new changes that will affect...

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The Spoke Folks increase access to bicycle transportation through funding from Grand Rapids Community Foundation

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

Most job applications ask the same question: Do you have access to reliable transportation? The Spoke Folks, a nonprofit bicycle co-op, want every member of our community equipped to check “YES” with confidence.     The Spoke...

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The price of good streets

by (FriendlyCorps)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Over 60% of our roads are in what is considered "poor" condition- a number that continues to grow with every car that drives down the street and every freeze-thaw cycle. However, in order to make our streets better, we have to pay for them...

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Catalyst Radio: Sustainable Streets Task Force charged with finding solutions for GR

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-22-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Catalyst Radio looks at a city infrastructure issue that has only become more highlighted with recent severe winter weather – the condition of...

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Statewide funding cut hurts local families

by (FamilyFutures)

Submitted 10-24-2012 under NONPROFITS

On October 1, state funding for the Prevention Pilot Project in Michigan was unexpectedly cut from 11 service agencies in Grand Rapids, Flint and metro Detroit. These agencies had been responsible for reducing caseloads for Child Protective Services...

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Community Media Center competes for up to $250,000 in national funding competition

by (grcmc)

Submitted 09-11-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Community Media Center (CMC) is competing with hundreds of other charities and nonprofits nationwide in the Chase Community Giving competition which will share $5M in grants with the top 196 winning nonprofits, based on public vote...

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LINC joins statewide collaborative calling for an increased commitment to education

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 02-28-2012 under NONPROFITS

On Thursday March 1, 2012, LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. will join with the Michigan Organizing Collaborative, the Micah Center and the community as a whole to shift our state’s conversation towards education. A press conference will be...

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On 5x5 Night

by (thedaac)

Submitted 01-28-2011 under NONPROFITS

A lot of people have asked us recently about our thoughts on the newly announced 5x5 Night, and some of the similarities it shares with Sunday Soup. We are not sure how much of 5x5 Night is directly inspired by Sunday Soup, but - really - it doesn'...

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Reboot the Economy? Reboot Education

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 11-14-2009 under OPINION

 In a poorly performing national economy Michigan is currently one of its worst players. Our un-employment rate hovers around 15%, not to mention the unreported stats, under-employment and low wage jobs. We also have been seeing the effects of...

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