The Rapidian


East Hills Council of Neighbors Welcomes New Executive Director Jessica Young

Submitted 03-06-2023 under NONPROFITS

East Hills Council of Neighbors is excited to announce our Executive Director Jessica Young


Everyday Community Leaders

Submitted 01-30-2023 under NONPROFITS

Last year’s Larry Bratschie Award Finalists show what it’s like to be a good neighbor


18 Years of Service to Seniors

Submitted 09-03-2021 under NONPROFITS

After 18 years of dedicated service, Renee Ambriz of The Salvation Army's Seniors Program, better known as the "Keenagers," is retiring. The Salvation Army's Public Relations Coordinator Jason Pearson shares the story of Renee with the readers today.


Eastown family forges new path during the pandemic

Submitted 04-02-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

The uncertainty created by COVID has given us all an opportunity to think outside the box. Seizing the day during these topsy-turvy times has become job one for the VanderWoudes of Eastown.


Ericka 'Kyd Kane' Thompson becomes Grand Rapids' new poet laureate

Submitted 12-15-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

As poet laureate, Kyd Kane will act as an ambassador of poetry for the city, creating programs that encourage the writing and reading of poetry among residents. She was named in the role this fall by the Grand Rapids Public Library.


Tom Finds Hope at Guiding Light

Submitted 11-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

One of the most important commodities afforded to Guiding Light's clients is hope -- hope that they can and will find a way out of the darkness and into the light again.


Award-winning writers Krista Tippett, host of ON BEING podcast, and novelist Min Jin Lee in Grand Rapids this Spring for the 30th Anniversary Festival of Faith & Writing

Submitted 02-25-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Festival of Faith & Writing’s 30th anniversary celebration, April 16-18, 2020 in Grand Rapids, will include Krista Tippett interviewing Min Jin Lee for a live taping of Tippett’s On Being podcast.


Veterans Upward Bound, a designated support system

Submitted 10-31-2019 under NONPROFITS

Featured veteran, Gabrielle Harrison, shares how Veterans Upward Bound has been a support system for her.


Introducing the 2019 AIA Grand Rapids Honor Awards Program

Submitted 09-30-2019 under NONPROFITS

Join us as we celebrate the AIA Grand Rapids architects and their firms at our annual Honor Awards Celebration. With our mission of supporting and advancing our profession, this event serves to bring together all who are part of the West Michigan architecture and construction community.


Backyard ministry on Southeast Side becomes nonprofit Community Kids

Submitted 06-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

What started as a backyard basketball Bible club is now a nonprofit that regularly serves 200 kids through adventure trips, mentoring and summer camp.