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League of Women Voters holds reception for inaugural GoVote Poster Contest winners

Submitted 06-20-2023 under NONPROFITS

A reception and month’s long exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum celebrate the work of Kent County high school students


Demystifying Permanent Supportive Housing

Submitted 06-14-2023 under NONPROFITS

How Permanent Supportive Housing Helps Vulnerable People Live and Thrive in the Community


Providing a Fresh Start for Women and Children

Submitted 06-13-2023 under NONPROFITS

The Rotary Club of Kentwood partners with Daffodil Ministries to help give five families a fresh start.


1500 Kent County Families Receive Learning Kits

Submitted 06-13-2023 under NONPROFITS

Nonprofit creates learning kits to help children in Kent County increase their literacy levels and prepare them for kindergarten.


Grand Rapids Pride Festival to Celebrate its 35th Year This Weekend

Submitted 06-13-2023 under NONPROFITS

Jazz McKinney, the Executive Director of the Grand Rapids Pride Center, joins Phil Tower in the WYCE studio ahead of the 2023 Grand Rapids Pride Festival


"Enrich, Inspire, & Enable": Curtains to Rise for #BAM Talent's Production of American Son Next Week

Submitted 06-08-2023 under NONPROFITS

As local nonprofit #BAM Talent gears up for its production of American Son at Wealthy Theatre, I sat down with Darius Colquitt (Producing Artistic Director, Founder & CEO) to learn more about the organization and its mission.


City Connection: AJ Hills, Business Developer with the City of Grand Rapids, to Join Phil Tower in the GRTV Studio

Submitted 06-07-2023 under NONPROFITS

Watch live on GRTV's Facebook page and YouTube channel beginning at 4:00pm on Monday, June 12


Filmmaker Spotlight: Erik Howard (Open Projector Night)

Submitted 06-02-2023 under NONPROFITS

Erik Howard talks about process and inspiration behind his film 'Farewell Tour' that won the audience vote at Open Projector Night.


Grand Rapids Art Museum Presents Message from Our Planet: Digital Art from the Thoma Collection

Submitted 05-24-2023 under NONPROFITS

Exhibition features 22 artists working at the forefront of digital and electronic art


Legendary Leo Kottke will perform at St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids on Tuesday May 16, 2023

Submitted 05-07-2023 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) is proud to bring back legendary 6- and 12-string guitarist Leo Kottke on Tuesday, May 16. Leo is known for his amazing fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for possessing a unique whimsical banter with his audience.