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Grand Rapids Neigborhood Summit keynote speaker to discuss going 'beyond a seat at the table'

by (Stacy Stout)

Submitted 02-20-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit 2018 is pleased to welcome Rasheda L. Weaver, PhD as the keynote speaker for this year’s event. This year’s summit will be on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Grand Valley State...

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Community building through resource sharing in Heartside

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 01-23-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Jenn Schaub, Neighborhood Revitalization Specialist at Dwelling Place, shares that “we’ve been doing a series of Heartside Listening Sessions with The City of Grand Rapids and one of the repeated requests was more information about...

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Little free libraries trend popping up in Grand Rapids

by (shardaisy)

Submitted 06-30-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Little Free Libraries, the practice of placing collections of books placed in a decorated storage space that are free for strangers, started in 2009 when Todd Bol, in Wisconsin, built a little red school house model for his mother. Bol was also...

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Story Matters: Alex Bullock recalls neighborhood support on West Side

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 02-20-2015 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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Building place, one person at a time

by (Neighborhood Ve...)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Writen by Jessa Dutton So, what makes a place? Are cities, towns and neighborhoods vibrant and enticing because of bottom-line dollar investment? The more money pumped into a community, the more successful it will become, right? While that can be...

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Ransom Towers resident lends helping hand

by (erictank)

Submitted 04-08-2014 under NEWS

About a year ago Anne Loveless, resident of Ransom Tower senior living apartments needed help finding a ride to the doctor's office. She reached out to resident service specialist Eulondon Reeves who in turn called "Johnny." Since then...

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Habitat recipient "pays it forward"

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 12-22-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

It started when a speck of shingle stone landed in Michael Bradley's eye. Bradley was volunteering as one of Union High School's Habitat builders. While Bill Moerdyk, a Kent County's Habitat for Humanity ...

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