The Rapidian


Should we keep our trees?

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 07-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

Our community has set firm goals for tree canopy. Green Grand Rapids, the City’s Urban Forest Plan, Climate Resiliency Plan and the Sustainability Plan all highlight the City’s 40% tree canopy goal. It’s not just an arbitrary...

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Community gardens are growing vegetables, knowledge and community

by (Oakdale Neighbors)

Submitted 04-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

Everyone eats. And most of us like hanging out with friends. This is why the local community garden is important. A community garden gives individuals and families a place to grow and care for a plot of fruits and vegetables with others in their...

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Community Gardens Dot the Metro Grand Rapids Landscape

by (keri.amlotte)

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Located in neighborhoods throughout metro Grand Rapids, community gardens provide a space for neighbors, friends, and community members to share a piece of land and grow their own produce, typically in individual garden plots.  Some of these...

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Neighborhood Youth Read, Write and...Bake with Oakdale Neighbors

by (Oakdale Neighbors)

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Future leaders are rising in Oakdale Neighbors’ On Our Block youth club. Meet Natalie, an outgoing veterinarian in-the-making. At 10 years old, Natalie has big dreams of treating sick animals. Her love for animals grew as she learned about...

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Calvin students get hands-on experience serving community in bike shop, youth club

by (Oakdale Neighbors)

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Matt Schanck has been turning wrenches at Oakdale Neighbors’ Boston Square Community Bikes program for two years. He and other students from the NVW dormitory at Calvin College get real-world experience in the Oakdale neighborhood every week....

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Catalyst Radio: CMC project is Elevating Voices in neighborhoods through access to modern media

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-07-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we turn the microphone to Community Media Center for a project called Elevating Voices.  Funded by the W. K....

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Eastown Community Association Celebrates 40th Anniversary with New Branding and Website, Fund Drive

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Eastown Community Association has seen a lot of change and progress since its formation in 1973 and is now proud to announce that the organization has completed a rebranding process, complete with the launching of a new website. "The...

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Project Neighborhood houses: a neighborly endeaver

by (crestongr)

Submitted 11-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

By Linnea Tucked away amidst a flourishing business district, a vibrant neighborhood association, and several active non-profits, two intentional community houses also call the Creston neighborhood home. The Nizhoni and Travis Street...

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Nine point plan put forth at East Hills neighborhood annual meeting

by (EHCN)

Submitted 10-19-2012 under NONPROFITS

At the East Hills Council of Neighbors Annual Meeting neighborhood activist Gabriel Works presented this collaborative nine-point plan for neighborhood improvement. Nine Point Plan for Urban Love AKA the sustainability of our neighborhood The...

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The power of neighborhood engagement in driving a movement

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 04-25-2012 under NONPROFITS

LINC's Neighborhood Engagement team has been an agent for change in our communities. The Believe 2 Become movement is inspiring parents and neighbors to look at the value of education in a new light. This movement is broad in scope and rich in...

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