The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's South East Neighborhood

Rethinking child support, Part 1: How good parents go to jail

Submitted 08-08-2017 under OPINION

Examining why the our child support system is out of sync with society, and its impact on Kent County’s most economically disadvantaged parents.


Amplify GR meeting: What does community ownership look like?

Submitted 07-28-2017 under OPINION

Until Grand Rapids intentionally starts a restorative justice and reparations process to deal with over a century of oppression, those in power will evade true community ownership and empowerment.


On being a first generation college student

Submitted 07-25-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Diving into the college world without the resources and advice of family who attended can be tricky to navigate but with some advice and storytelling we can help bridge the gap for incoming first-generation students. We will be covering this topic during the month of August.


'A Chorus Line' takes center stage

Submitted 07-20-2017 under NEWS

Winner of nine Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1976, “A Chorus Line” remains a classic to this day as the sixth longest-running Broadway show, and this summer, Circle Theatre invites you to experience this enjoyable and humorous musical right here in Grand Rapids.


Southeast Area Farmers' Market hosts July cooking demos and Green Tomato Festival

Submitted 07-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Southeast Area Farmers' Market is open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MLK Jr. Park.


Nonprofit video production services offered through Community Media Services

Submitted 07-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

Community Media Services, part of Grand Rapids Community Media Center, provides video production services for nonprofits.


Hope Community meets housing needs of women, their children

Submitted 07-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

Hope Community facilities include a service center that houses offices for management and resident services staff as well as twelve private apartments.


Animators Retreat and Picnic to be held July 8 at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 06-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

The free event is a partnership between CMC Education and ASIFA Central. Join us and create your own stop-motion animations, learn tips and trick from professionals and see some the of best animation from around the world.


Southeast Area Farmers' Market opens July 1

Submitted 06-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

Southeast Area Farmers' Market meets 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at MLK Jr. Park from July 1 through Nov. 11.


Eastown invites Grand Rapids to celebrate annual Bizarre Bazaar

Submitted 06-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

This year’s event will be held on Wealthy Street, in Eastown on June 24, 2017 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Bizarre Bazaar celebrates local craft persons, entertainment, food and the unique flavor of Eastown.