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Placemaking as hospitality: How can we invite everyone to the table?

Submitted 02-24-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

If placemaking is about embracing the collective humanity in each other, then the best places and the best placemaking are not just cool things to do in cool places, but building a better city for all of us.

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Story Matters: Tawngela Matthews explains importance of GED

Submitted 01-29-2015 under NONPROFITS

Tawangela Matthews talks about her work at Alternative Directions and gives advice for those seeking change in their lives.

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Story Matters: Rozann Mueller shares students' challenges and motivations in pursuing GED

Submitted 01-28-2015 under NONPROFITS

Rozann Mueller describes students in Alternative Directions’ GED program.

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Story Matters: Jacob Hill shares goal of becoming chef

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Jacob Hill talks about challenges he faced in getting his high school diploma and his career goals once he completes his GED.

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Story Matters: Christopher Perkins sees GED as tool to career in arts

Submitted 01-26-2015 under NEWS

Christopher Perkins talks about the importance of education and his interest in acting and drawing.

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Story Matters: Charity Walker recalls what brought her to GED program

Submitted 01-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Charity Walker explains how she came to the YouthBuild GED program and what she plans to study in college.

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Story Matters: Alexis Starr pursues GED for better future

Submitted 01-22-2015 under NONPROFITS

Alexis Starr talks about the day-to-day challenges in pursuing a GED and her motivations for continuing forward.

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Story Matters: No story ever over, says YouthBuild program administrator Rachael Murphy

Submitted 01-21-2015 under NONPROFITS

Rachael Murphy talks about her work at YouthBuild and the benefits of pursuing a GED.

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Story Matters: Michael Mills shares how GED offers second chance

Submitted 01-21-2015 under NONPROFITS

Michael Mills talks about what motivated him to go back for his GED and his hopes for the future.

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Black Lives Matter starts local conversation about race

Submitted 01-19-2015 under OPINION

Black Lives Matter Grand Rapids meets to start a conversation about race in the Grand Rapids community.

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