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Nourish Organic Market expands with free delivery of food baskets

Submitted 02-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Nourish Organic Market, a small grocer that provides local and organic food, now offers free delivery for their Fresh For You food baskets as a way to make groceries more accessible and supporting local farmers easier.


DisArt to train volunteers, staff on reporting about disability

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NONPROFITS

Leaders of the festival will be training volunteers and reporters on topics such as disability politics, best practices in terms of language and perceptions, stigmas and stereotypes. Join us for this free training on Thursday night to get ready to report well.


State economy loses $435 million to landfill

Submitted 02-23-2015 under NEWS

Due to a lack of community participation in recycling, the governor has developed a recycling initiative to increase residential recycling access statewide.


Neighborhood school works to build literacy, community through National Reading Month volunteer opportunities

Submitted 02-17-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

MLK Jr. Leadership Academy, a Pre-K through 8th Grade school in the Madison Area neighborhood, is looking for volunteers to read to students during the month of March.


Story Matters: Nerida Aviles shares difficulties faced in USA

Submitted 02-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

Nerida Aviles describes the challenges she has encountered in the United States and why she has chosen to still remain.


Dyer-Ives Competition looks to foster local poets

Submitted 02-12-2015 under NEWS

The contest is seeking out poems from all Kent County residents, from kindergarten students to adults, and is giving out cash prizes to winners.


Disability 101 Part II: The disappearing act

Submitted 02-10-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Embracing the stereotype of the Disabled person who has found happiness because she has overcome disability, like the Super Bowl commercial featuring Amy Purdy, means ignoring the fact that many people with different physical and mental experiences live normal, flourishing lives.


Conductive Learning Center to celebrate National Conductive Education Day, Feb. 19

Submitted 02-09-2015 under NONPROFITS

Conductive Learning Center Advocates educates and celebrates as part National Conductive Education Day on Feb. 19.


WMCAT acquires new screen printing program

Submitted 02-03-2015 under NEWS

West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology has acquired a screen printing operation out of Holland, Michigan to launch a new social enterprise initiative.


Women's Symposium to tackle gender roles, environmental issues

Submitted 02-03-2015 under NEWS

The Women and Environment Symposium, a one day event designed to inform participants on gender issues and environmental concerns, will cover environmental justice, healthy homes and family health, inclusion and localizing food.