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Meet Civic Investor Tami VandenBerg: Passionate advocate for access to housing

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 04-14-2017 under VOICES

Tami VandenBerg is co-owner of the Meanwhile and Pyramid Scheme and part-time director of Well House. Well House is a nonprofit that provides low-cost rooms for rent and places a priority on people that cannot access other housing for people that...

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Catalyst Radio: The Bloom Collective to put down roots in new downtown space

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-01-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The Bloom Collective is our feature in this episode of Catalyst Radio. The Collective focuses on providing information and education to inspire radical...

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Creative Youth Center empowers children to be published authors

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 08-03-2012 under NONPROFITS

Seven students between the ages of 5 and 11 years old gather around a miniature wooden table at Baxter Community Center. They pour themselves a glass of 2% reduced fat milk as they transition from school to their after school activity: creative...

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Fainting Generals' Juliet Bennett Rylah on being an artist in Grand Rapids

by (douglasdooley)

Submitted 06-24-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Juliet Bennett Rylah is part of the local band, The Fainting Generals, which has been in existence a little over two years and makes regular appearances at larger-scale festivities in Grand Rapids. Over the years, the band has lost a few of its...

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East Hills Council of Neighbors' efforts lead to a better Grand Rapids

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 01-14-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

During the 1960s, the automobile provided the luxury of unrestricted travel. This led to people leaving the cities for what they perceived to be a better life in the suburbs. The abandonment of the city ushered in a plethora of absentee...

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