The Rapidian is powered by the people of Grand Rapids.

Help us keep the lights on.

No really, we can't do this without civic investors:

grcmc  A proud service of the Community Media Center

Community Safety

Wealthy Theatre to host evening with Dr. Carl Hart

Submitted 03-25-2014 under NEWS

"Ending the War on Drugs," presented by the Michigan ACLU, will feature special guest Dr. Carl Hart at Wealthy Theatre.


Human trafficking discussion to center on signs, solutions

Submitted 03-24-2014 under NEWS

The Acton Institute will host a paneled discussion on human trafficking and ways of responding to the crime on March 28 at the Mark Murray Auditorium on Fulton Street.


Missional organization to give glimpse of poverty's challenges at local colleges

Submitted 03-14-2014 under NEWS

Access of West Michigan will present a poverty simulation workshop designed to promote an understanding of low-income struggles at Davenport University on March 24 and at GRCC on March 31.


The Meanwhile to host benefit to bring Cure Violence to Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-11-2014 under NEWS

The local East Hills establishment will be hosting a benefit to raise awareness and funds for the Cure Violence initiative on March 20.


Public discussion provokes examination of social issues in Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-28-2014 under NEWS

The Office for Public Culture held a discussion last Friday night focused on Henri Lefebvre's concept of "Right to the City" and attempted to collectively imagine ways of implementing the concept in Grand Rapids.


Catalyst Radio: CASA advocates for children in child welfare system

Submitted 02-17-2014 under NEWS

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are volunteers who act as the voice of the children in child abuse and neglect cases. Last year CASA of Kent County advocated for more than 300 children.


Ambassador Club Students at Union High School Urge Peers to Take Action Against Bullying

Submitted 02-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Students in the Ambassador Club at Union High School urge their peers to take action against bullying through silent demonstrations.


To love where you work

Submitted 02-04-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Kris Larson shares his aspirations for continued urbanization and the health and enjoyment of downtown Grand Rapids.


Homeless shelter extends hours in winter freeze

Submitted 01-24-2014 under NEWS

Mel Trotter Ministries' Day Center will remain open for all while the temperature is in the single digits.


East Hills BlowHards organize to keep sidewalks clear

Submitted 01-21-2014 under NEWS

Local neighbors have teamed up to volunteer their snow blowing services in order to keep sidewalks clear.