civic engagement

Grand Rapids Committee on Appointments advances 3 finalists to fill vacant Third Ward seat

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 02-21-2024 under NEWS

An audio version of this story is available here. Nearly two months after former Third Ward Commissioner Nathaniel Moody formally resigned from the Grand Rapids City Commission, the Grand Rapids Committee on Appointments has recommended three...

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Community Updates: Friday, October 6

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-06-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association to host special lecture in October On Wednesday, the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) announced that it will be hosting a special lecture in the Meijer Theater later this...

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Community Updates: Friday, July 14

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-14-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City Commission Meeting Draws Dozens of Residents, Activists to City Hall  On Tuesday, the Grand Rapids City Commission held the first of its July meetings at City Hall. The meeting began with a moment of silence, the Pledge of...

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Donors and Partners Help Feed West Michigan

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 02-07-2022 under NONPROFITS

Over the past year Guiding Light has seen an increased need for food donations in the West Michigan community. Food Services Director Allen Holt has taken the lead in acquiring more donor sources and as a result we have seen a huge increase in the...

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Gardening Education for Food Sovereignty: An Interview with Julie Brunson from H.O.P.E. Gardens

by (Kent County Foo...)

Submitted 01-11-2022 under NONPROFITS

Just last year, the Kent County Food Policy Council launched to strengthen and grow the food system in Kent County. As we build momentum, discuss, and prioritize issues, we are gathering information and engaging with our community through a project...

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Voter Turnout is a Team Effort

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 10-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

“We don’t necessarily have to agree or like what’s happening, but it’s very important for us to have our voices heard and that’s the only way change can happen, it’s not going to happen if we just stay home...

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"Dear Commissioner..." 10 Steps for Writing Elected Representatives for Neighborhood Advocates

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 04-04-2019 under NONPROFITS

To many, reaching to a public official about their cares and concerns can be intimidating. Most Americans never reach out to an elected representative, and although there is pessimism about resident power within government, Grand Rapids public...

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Residents use art to encourage civic engagement in their neighborhoods

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 09-18-2018 under NONPROFITS

Throughout the summer, Dwelling Place interns from the Community Building and Engagement Department hosted ‘get out the vote’ poster-making at the Herkimer, Reflections, and Weston apartments. Each event allowed residents the freedom to...

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Still in tears for our students after school walkout

by (crestongr)

Submitted 03-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

By Kymie Spring, Community Organizer, Creston Neighborhood Association I went to City High Middle School well before Columbine or any of the massacres that followed. We felt totally safe then. Later, when I taught elementary school, we had fire...

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Catalyst Radio: ServeGR, connecting volunteers to meaningful service

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-06-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Download the audio here.  --- This interview with Heather Colletto, coordinator for Serve GR, explores the new website and online tool open for use to any individuals and organizations. Serve GR seeks to connect individuals to meaningful...

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