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Catalyst Radio: Challenge Scholars program uniting around advanced education for children's future

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In its early stages, Challenge Scholars is drawing together community partners that include funders, public schools, higher education institutions and businesses.

Catalyst Radio: EmbodyGR uses yoga events as community service opportunities

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With a mission to help people “feel good, do better,” Embody GR turns yoga gatherings into social benefit events.

Catalyst Radio: GRPM unveils Discovery of King Tut exhibit, featuring interactive media

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Exhibit at Grand Rapids Public Museum gives glimpse into what archeologists saw when uncovering King Tut’s tomb.

Catalyst Radio: Buses By The Beach festival benefits Phoenix Society For Burn Survivors

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Tickets are now available for the Memorial Day weekend camping and music event that features VW vans and many local bands, as well as raises funds for burn survivors.

Catalyst Radio: Child well-being, addressing poverty the focuses of community effort

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Local social service organizations are using the PBS documentary “The Raising of America” to foster dialog and work for solutions to childhood poverty.

Catalyst Radio: NOW GR "Exploring the Future of Feminism"

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The upcoming Then & NOW 2015 fundraising event on May 7 will highlight some of the unheard voices from the feminist movement, and celebrate the impact of activism.

Catalyst Radio: Heritage Theatre begins 25th anniversary season of classic-themed plays

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Auditions for the new season get underway this weekend – April 25-26.

Catalyst Radio: Creative Youth Center teaches writing, gives youth enthusiasm for learning

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CYC works to provide avenues for publishing kids’ writings, leading to a strong sense of identity.

Catalyst Radio: DisArt Festival takes over downtown, with nation's largest disability arts event

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As part of Grand Rapids’ Year in Art and Access, the first-ever DisArt Festival has a mission to “change perceptions about disability, one work of art at a time.”

Catalyst Radio: Architecture environmentalist Mazria is keynote for Wege Speaker Series

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This year’s Wege Speaker Series is the 19th annual environmental lecture event, beginning April 23 at Aquinas Performing Arts Center.

Catalyst Radio: Catherine's Health Center awarded grant for new Heart Smart Connections program

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CHC’s aim is to provide high quality, affordable and compassionate health care to the underserved in the community, using collaborations with health agencies, hospitals, schools, churches, homes for the elderly, service clubs and neighborhood organizations.

Catalyst Radio: MomsBloom is women volunteering to serve women with newborns

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MomsBloom is gearing up for the May 19 fundraiser BloomAwards, with sponsorship opportunities still available.

Catalyst Radio: North Kent Community Services helps rural area residents with basic life needs

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NKCS provides services such as food and clothing pantries, meals delivery to shut-in senior citizens, and tax preparation assistance, with the goal of leading those in need toward self-sufficiency.

Catalyst Radio: Safe Haven provides refuge for victims of domestic violence

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Education and empowerment of women are methods for Safe Haven Ministries’ goal of ending domestic violence.

Catalyst Radio: Blandford Nature Center offers acres of natural ecosystem land within the city

by Catalyst Radio

Michigan’s natural resource beauty is on display within the city limits of Grand Rapids, at Blandford Nature Center.

Catalyst Radio: Tax Credit Coalition to offer financial assistance information at Saturday fair

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United Way’s Kent County Tax Credit Coalition helps those trying to meet basic needs, offering free tax preparation. Show Me The Money fair on Saturday at Alger Middle School includes financial seminars.

Catalyst Radio: CASA offering training for advocates of abused, neglected children

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More than 1,000 children in Kent County are wards of the court due to abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers advocate for those children, although many more such volunteers are needed. Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming volunteer training that begins Feb. 9.

Catalyst Radio: Change U social justice series begins Jan. 23 with Confronting Structural Violence

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Offered through Grand Valley State University’s LGBT Center, Change U is a series of four free monthly sessions focusing on Confronting Structural Violence, the Non-profit Industrial Complex, Queering LGBT Rights and Climate Justice. The series’ aim is to address systems of oppression.

Catalyst Radio: Chiaroscuro International Film Series begins Sunday

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Five international films exploring the theme “generations” – many never-before shown in theaters in this country -- will be screened beginning on Jan. 11, and continuing through Mar. 8.

Catalyst Radio: Paschka's audio and community interests lead him to WYCE

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After serving with two Grand Rapids arts organizations, AJ Paschka finds that being the new station manager of WYCE is a natural progression.