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Submitted 05-19-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT
Shen & Kyoseikan Dojo is working to increase wellness accessibility in its new neighborhood and transform care for cancer patients and survivors.
Submitted 05-19-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS
The Downtown Market's outdoor farmers market season starts this Saturday, with 35 farmers and fresh food artisans providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the heart of the city.
Submitted 05-19-2015 under NONPROFITS
Feeding America West Michigan is teaming up with GRPS and others to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to high-need schools.
Submitted 05-12-2015 under NEWS
The GPNA is starting a new community garden at 1712 Madison Ave SE with local residents to provide local healthy food and build community
Submitted 05-11-2015 under NONPROFITS
Featuring local and internationally-renowned physicians, the symposium provides physicians and students with stories, tips and resources for practicing medicine internationally.
Submitted 05-05-2015 under OPINION
On May 14, two of the nation's leading experts on the War on Drugs will be visiting Wealthy Theatre for a free event to help our community have a conversation about the effects of the current drug policy- and how we can change it.
Submitted 05-05-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT
In early spring 2008, Brian and Erica VanEe were on a walk in their neighborhood and decided to get some friends together for a little pick up of the area and some fun together afterward. Now, the WestSide Community Cleanup has grown to a diverse event with over 300 participants.
Submitted 05-04-2015 under NONPROFITS
Grand Rapids' letter carriers are asking the community to take part in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this Saturday.
Submitted 04-24-2015 under NONPROFITS
Grace Teo, from Open Style Lab at MIT, explains their process of designing clothing for people with disabilities- and how they ended up joining the fashion show preparations at the DisArt Festival.
Submitted 04-23-2015 under NONPROFITS
Karen Weaver says she loves being a part of the first year of things- and that's why she wanted to be a part of DisArt in its inaugural year. She's loved seeing the "grace in people's eyeballs" as new friendships and bonds are formed between volunteers.
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