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Ambassador Club Students at Union High School Urge Peers to Take Action Against Bullying

Submitted 02-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Students in the Ambassador Club at Union High School urge their peers to take action against bullying through silent demonstrations.


To love where you work

Submitted 02-04-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Kris Larson shares his aspirations for continued urbanization and the health and enjoyment of downtown Grand Rapids.


Downtown Market offers programs to supply low-income peope with food, business skills

Submitted 02-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Downtown Market is offering a variety of free initiatives designed to benefit low-income residents of the Heartside neighborhood, including distributing bus passes and vouchers for vendor produce.


Homeless shelter extends hours in winter freeze

Submitted 01-24-2014 under NEWS

Mel Trotter Ministries' Day Center will remain open for all while the temperature is in the single digits.


East Hills BlowHards organize to keep sidewalks clear

Submitted 01-21-2014 under NEWS

Local neighbors have teamed up to volunteer their snow blowing services in order to keep sidewalks clear.


Building blocks of community

Submitted 01-14-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Dunham Street residents in Eastown come together to create safer, more enjoyable neighborhood.


What I learned attending GRPD Citizen Police Academy 2013

Submitted 12-18-2013 under VOICES

I spent 10 weeks exploring the GRPD with officers. They let us ride in their cruisers, play with explosives, and attacked us with their canine unit. I gained a deeper understanding of the Grand Rapids community by mingling with both officers and citizens.


WMEAC Presents Grand Rapids Climate Resiliency Report Findings

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Climate Resiliency Report shows that Grand Rapids will be affected by climate change in the near term.


Mayor answers citizen questions about our homeless population on City Connection

Submitted 12-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

In this month's edition of the live show where our mayor answers citizen questions, a Rapidian asked the mayor about the city's plans to assist our homeless population as downtown continues to grow.


Downtown Ambassadors strive to improve quality of life

Submitted 11-27-2013 under NEWS

DGRI’s Downtown Ambassador program works to make life downtown better for residents, businesses and workers, while addressing the homeless and panhandling population.