The Rapidian

Community Safety

Teen violence prevention program launches summer campaign

Submitted 06-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

Goal to get RAVE back in 50 classrooms this school year aimed at stopping the cycle of violence


Youth Force GR funds summer youth employment

Submitted 06-07-2013 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Community Foundation grants continue to help nonprofit summer youth employment programs.


Rock the block in Southtown

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

The annual street fair in Southtown is back with local food, live entertainment, community resources and activities for all ages.


Re:STATE transforms city block to better serve neighborhood needs

Submitted 05-23-2013 under OPINION

Urban advocates transformed State Street into a destination filled with useful public spaces, several local shops and various events.


State Street gets its life back through re//STATE

Submitted 05-17-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The desolate area of State Street in the Heartside neighborhood has been in desperate need of revitalization for years. This weekend will highlight the street's potential.


Fracking comes to West Michigan

Submitted 05-10-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

GRCC's Writing for Publication class interviews local fractivists - citizen activists concerned about the dangers of fracking.


Ten ways you can help prevent child abuse and neglect

Submitted 04-24-2013 under NONPROFITS

April is National Child Abuse and Prevention Month. Sometimes, preventing child abuse may seem like an insurmountable task. But there are ways, big and small, that every West Michigan resident can help.


Be part of "human art" at Rosa Parks Circle May 3

Submitted 04-19-2013 under NONPROFITS

"One Minute for One Million" is your opportunity to show the world the heart of West Michigan, at noon on Friday, May 3 at Rosa Parks Circle.


Citizen petitions to rid park of geese

Submitted 04-17-2013 under NEWS

Local resident Brian Borbot has started a campaign to remove geese from Riverside Park.


The Spoke Folks to hold Open House

Submitted 04-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

Local Bike co-op is organizing an open house to encourage surrounding neighbors to get involved.