The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's South East Neighborhood

Local teen writers build relationships, strengthen skills at international conference

Submitted 08-14-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Two young adult members of the Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center participated in the inaugural International Congress of Youth Voices in San Francisco, August 3-5, 2018.


Mexican Consul General coming to West Michigan

Submitted 08-08-2018 under NONPROFITS

Regional Mexican Consul General visits West Michigan to discuss economic opportunities and political transitions for the U.S.'s southern neighbor


GRPS board approves moving special education programs to Kent ISD

Submitted 08-07-2018 under NEWS

With a vote of 7 to 1, the Board of Education moved to transfer administration of the center-based special education programs to the Kent Intermediate School District on Monday, August 6, 2018.


$9000 Awarded to Local Trans Students

Submitted 08-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Trans Foundation awards $9k in scholarships to five local students.


Seeking safety for Black American males impacted by trauma

Submitted 07-31-2018 under NONPROFITS

Racism, socio-economic inequities and gender based violence are part of the lived experiences of Black men and youth in the Grand Rapids community. To address the generational trauma and post traumatic stress disorder affecting these men -- a wrap around services and culture of belonging is needed.


Magnifying Mars for West Michigan

Submitted 07-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, July 27, the general public has an opportunity to explore Mars, and three other planets via the Calvin Observatory. The last time Mars was this close to Earth was in 2003.


Local Leukemia and Lymphoma Society begins recruitment for the next West Michigan Man, Woman of the Year

Submitted 07-23-2018 under NEWS

Candidate recruitment is actively underway at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of West Michigan. This will be the fifth year for the 10-week Man and Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign in Grand Rapids. Yearly, all across the country, dedicated candidates engage in this exciting competition.


Join the Community Media Center for an Open House this Saturday

Submitted 07-18-2018 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Community Media Center will host an Open House on July 21 to give community members a chance to dive into our storytelling platforms. There will also be a free showing of Coco beginning at 2:30 p.m.


Fourth annual Burton Heights Reunion to celebrate unity

Submitted 06-26-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Saturday, July 7, families from all over the Greater Grand Rapids area are invited to Garfield Park to celebrate with the Burton Heights neighborhood. The event will begin at 12 noon in the park and will run to 8 p.m. There will be food, games, activities, and music, all free of charge.


ACLU to host community discussion of criminal justice reform

Submitted 06-19-2018 under NEWS

The ACLU of Michigan invites community members to In/Justice, a discussion on criminal justice in Grand Rapids, at Wealthy Theatre on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.