The Rapidian

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Seeing red

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 12-02-2014 under NEWS

The United States has a race issue. Rapidians who feel the racial tension is limited to Ferguson, Missouri need look no further than the recent Urban Institute report that named Grand Rapids the Most Racially Uneven Housing Market Recovery in the...

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Story Matters: Billy Austin values Heartside community

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 09-17-2014 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. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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ArtPrize provides opportunity for local residents to host visiting artists

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-02-2014 under NEWS

Artprize is once again helping with the facilitation of connecting out-of-town artists in need of housing with local hosts. Area residents are eligible to offer rent-free accomodations to help artists off set the cost of their participation in...

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Local shelters strive to curb trend of child homelessness in Grand Rapids

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 02-05-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

For many children in Grand Rapids, waking up without a place to call home is not a bad dream. For many children, homelessness is a reality. Cindy Longyne, communications manager for Mel Trotter Ministries, says there are 45 children currently...

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Catalyst Radio: Well House 19:1 fundraiser goes through end of year, plus concert Jan. 16

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-20-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The ‘housing first’ organization Well House is in the midst of a campaign called 19:1, bringing attention to the housing disparity in Kent...

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Catalyst Radio: Well House removing barriers for providing housing

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-21-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The southeast side housing first organizations Well House has been undergoing a multitude of changes since coming under new leadership with the first of...

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Rock the block in Southtown

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

Two city blocks on Madison Avenue between Hall Street and Gilbert will be blocked off on June 15 to celebrate community and feature local food, giveaways and entertainment for all ages.   The annual event, organized by LINC Community...

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Save the Date for the Rock the Block Street Street Fair June 15th, 2013!

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 05-15-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

It’s time to Rock the Block! Join LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. on Madison Avenue at Hall Street on June 15th, 2013 to celebrate community, culture and connection to opportunity! From 11am to 6pm the street will be filled with local food...

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Refusing to be "treated as less of a person," longtime Holland resident moves to GR

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 01-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

“What makes me so different?" asks former Holland, MI resident Ellie Frances Gramer. The question goes to the heart of the divisive decision by five members of Council, in Holland, MI, to refuse to consider an anti-discrimination...

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Love is ________.

by (Until Love Is Equal)

Submitted 09-17-2012 under NONPROFITS

Give me love and bring no harm,Keep me safe and warm."The Storm" (Rob Dickinson) Very few things in life belong to us. But love is ours. The connection we humans can share with another person: that belongs to us.  It crosses the room...

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