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Discover the rich tapestry of West Michigan's non-profit sector highlighted in The Rapidian's Nonprofit Dispatch. Gain insight directly from local organizations actively engaged in the realms of arts, culture, service, faith, and collaboration. These compelling narratives are graciously shared by a diverse array of non-profit entities in Grand Rapids.

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Local Artist Highlight: Kailey Smith-Barth

Submitted 01-14-2024 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts hears Kailey Smith-Barth, Exhibitions & Internships Manager for ArtPrize and artist in her own right. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.

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No-cost High Blood Pressure Control in-person workshops start in Grand Rapids in February, additional classes online this winter

Submitted 01-13-2024 under NONPROFITS

Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) are two serious chronic diseases.The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) provides workshops that help people living with these diseases to be healthier. And they're no cost!

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City Connection: Joel Hondorp, City Clerk, to Join Rapidian Program Manager in the GRTV Studio

Submitted 01-08-2024 under NONPROFITS

Watch live on GRTV's Facebook page and YouTube channel beginning at 4:00pm on Monday, Jan. 8

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Help others improve their health with paid High Blood Pressure Control workshop coach training in January 2024

Submitted 12-18-2023 under NONPROFITS

Interested in the fulfilling field of health coaching? Paid training to lead High Blood Pressure Control (HBPC) workshops is available online in January 2024. During the paid training at $18 per hour, participants will learn to lead and become certified in both in-person and virtual HBPC workshops.

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St. Cecilia Music Center presents The Blue Note 85th Anniversary Tour Celebrating the Newest Eclectic Jazz Artists of today on January 18, 2024

Submitted 12-18-2023 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) presents The Blue Note 85th Anniversary Tour on January 18, 2024. Blue Note Records celebrates their 85th Anniversary with a U.S. Tour starring The Blue Note Quintet to honor the label’s rich history and to pave the way for the eclectic artists of today's roster.

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St. Cecilia Music Center brings GRAMMY® Award nominated Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Poet, and Activist Allison Russell on January 16, 2024

Submitted 12-16-2023 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) presents Allison Russell — poet, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, and co-founder of Our Native Daughters and Birds of Chicago on January 16, 2024.

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Local Artist Highlight: The Skinny Limbs

Submitted 12-13-2023 under NONPROFITS

Avenue for the Arts gets the spin from Max Knoth of The Skinny Limbs; local band headlining at The Pyramid Scheme February 24th, 8 pm. Interview by Pamela MacDougal.

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Persistent Voices Lead to DASH Route Improvements for Heartside Residents

Submitted 11-30-2023 under NONPROFITS

Heartside Neighborhood residents worked persistently over three decades to improve mobility and access to fresh food via DASH.

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City Connection: Kristin Turkelson, Planning Director, to Join Rapidian Program Manager in the GRTV Studio

Submitted 11-30-2023 under NONPROFITS

Watch live on GRTV's Facebook page and YouTube channel beginning at 4:00pm on Monday, Dec. 4

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Design Students Collaborate to Bring Greenhouse to Senior Residents

Submitted 11-29-2023 under NONPROFITS

Volunteer-built greenhouse at Reflections senior housing, celebrated for collaboration with KCAD Urban Collaborative Studio, AARP and Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids.

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