The Rapidian

Neighborhood

Positioning Residents to be the Voice of Change

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 08-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

“You can build all the buildings in the world, but unless you create relationships and connections with residents, things won’t happen,” explains Suzanne Schultz, the outgoing Managing Director of Design and Development for the...

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Connecting Our Stories, Connecting Our Power: Grand Rapids previews 2019 neighborhood summit

by (MaverickLaw)

Submitted 10-23-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Reclaiming narratives is essential in healing generations of systemic oppression and shared trauma. Sharing our stories not only builds unity and power; it also allows us to co-create community. Imagine relocating to a community where residents,...

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Grand Rapids needs to address racism in lifeguarding

by (annadebraber)

Submitted 06-19-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

At Briggs Park a group of black neighborhood children gathers outside of the pool’s fence. It’s just days before they can jump into the refreshing blue and currently the staff is in the middle of a training session. At one point someone...

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Neighborhood Summit debuts video showcasing record attendance, community participation

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-11-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 the leadership team from the Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit debuted a video highlighting this past Summit's record number of attendees, workshops, sponsors and community participation to the Grand Rapids City...

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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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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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Lowe's teams with Habitat Kent to help Roosevelt Park reach neighborhood goals

by (habitatkent)

Submitted 07-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have joined forces with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County to contribute to the revitalization of the Roosevelt Park Neighborhood. Lowe’s awarded Habitat Kent a $70,000 grant to help reach the...

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Cohousing Open House and Movie Screening

by (bultentom)

Submitted 04-18-2016 under

Newberry Place Cohousing Community and Boston Square Community Bikes welcome you to the neighborhood on Saturday, April 30, 2016 as part of National Cohousing Open House Day. Learn about a modern alternative to the old-fashioned neighborhood. 800...

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Citizens' housing, income, equity concerns become focus of Grand Rapids' second neighborhood summit

by (StacyStout)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Listening to the voices of the community and the neighbors themselves was a key theme of the 2016 Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit. More than 350 people attended the Friday, March 11 event at GRPS University. If Grand Rapids is to increase...

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