Local refugee center hosts summer literacy program, looks for volunteers


Submitted 06-21-2016 under NEWS

What is a refugee exactly? How can I help refugees in my community? What are practical ways I can get involved? I want to contribute to this growing need in my community, but it seems so overwhelming and I don’t know where to start! What can I...

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Grand Rapids letter carriers to Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday, May 14, the Grand Rapids letter carriers will once again take part in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Their goal: to collect 70,000 pounds of food, a roughly 10 percent increase from last year. On May 14, letter carriers...

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Robots are here! Volunteers needed

by (wmcat)

Submitted 11-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

In Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) students are building robots, competing and winning. Robotics goes way beyond science fiction today and has become an integral part of developing strong STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills...

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Go Orange on WOOD TV with Feeding America West Michigan

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-22-2015 under

Feeding America West Michigan is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be part of the live audience during the WOOD TV 8 ArtPrize broadcast on Monday, Sept. 28. Our organization will be featured throughout the broadcast. Members of the live...

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Citizens needed to fill City of Grand Rapids boards and commissions

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-01-2015 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids is looking for volunteers to help them fill roles in a total of 40 citizen boards and commissions. City officials are specifically looking to increase the diversity in those boards and commissions, and encourage women...

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Our place, your voices: Finding my life's work at The Rapidian

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 05-20-2015 under OPINION

For better or worse, my path to becoming a working journalist started with boredom.  Recently laid off from a job I didn’t care for but somehow believed would be my career, I had no idea what I wanted to do. Upon hearing about the soon-to...

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Story Matters: LaughFest volunteer Sarah Veselenak encourages us all to "find our funny"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 03-16-2015 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. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. This story was...

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Running For Jenny Kick-Off Event

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 03-03-2015 under

Stop by any time between 5 and 8:30pm to register for the Running for Jenny team, hear stories from past team members, learn how to create a fundraising page, and much more!

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Catalyst Radio: CASA offering training for advocates of abused, neglected children

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-23-2015 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 hear about some of the stark realities of children who are wards of the court system, largely due to abuse and...

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Grand Rapids GiveCamp gives free websites and more to 15 non-profit organizations

by (keri.amlotte)

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

Technology is vital to any organization, but due to limited resources, non-profit organizations are often limited to using outdated and ineffective websites and databases.   Grand Rapids GiveCamp seeks to ease these roadblocks by organizing an...

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