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Meet Civic Investor Jenn Schaub: Working to engage all community members at the Avenue

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 04-13-2017 under VOICES

Since The Rapidian was founded on September 15, 2009, dozens of nonprofit organizations throughout the community have published articles and stories. Avenue for the Arts is an organization that has truly seized on the opportunity to share its...

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Meet Civic Investor Paola Mendivil: Champion of Grand Rapids, Latina community

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 04-10-2017 under VOICES

Born and raised in Mexico City, Paola Mendivil came to Tijuana, Baja California when she was 12. She attended high school there before dropping out. At age 17, her family came to Grand Rapids. “My family and I came to Grand Rapids not knowing...

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Our place, your voices: A place to start the conversation

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-15-2015 under OPINION

I like Grand Rapids. Really, I do. I’ve been here about thirteen years and most of that time has been spent living between Heritage Hill, Eastown and East Hills. I like my neighborhood. No. I love my neighborhood. Both my wife and I have been...

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Meet civic investor Diana Sieger: Investing in inclusion

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 04-25-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Coursing through the veins of every individual is some sort of passion, something that makes getting up everyday just a little more inspiring. Civic investor Diana Seiger found that passion as a young girl while volunteering at an inner city...

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Meet civic investor Rick Beerhorst: Investing in the city as muse

by (erictank)

Submitted 04-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Rick Beerhorst is a a local artist with deep roots in Grand Rapids. He grew up in Kentwood when much of what is now developed was still farmland. His flight to the urban core greatly influenced his artistic vision. "I started going out into the...

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Invest in your community: The Rapidian to launch fund drive, celebrate civic investors

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

Starting next Monday, April 14, and running through Friday, April 25, The Rapidian will be holding its third annual spring fund drive.  Five years ago, huge investments of time and finances started the opportunities we now have on The Rapidian...

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