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Young Leaders Against Violence is accepting applications for the 2019/20 school year

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 07-01-2019 under NONPROFITS

Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) is now accepting applications for the 2019/2020 school year through October 5, 2019. One in 4 teens experience abuse in their dating relationship. Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. This...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Does it Mean to be a Part of a Religious Community?, Part 2

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 06-17-2019 under OPINION

The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, responds: “I often hear people say ‘I am spiritual but not religious.’ The statement seems to be...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What Does it Mean to be a Part of a Religious Community?, Part 1

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 06-10-2019 under OPINION

The Rev. Sandra Nikkel, head pastor of Conklin Reformed Church, responds: “Being a part of the Church comes with the realization that something wonderful and beautiful is happening to us. 1 Peter 2:5 tells us that we, ‘like living stones...

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Comprenew Spring Volunteer Day!

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 05-22-2019 under NONPROFITS

Are you looking for a fun way to give back to your community? Do you have an interest in technology or protecting the environment? Comprenew is inviting families to come dismantle electronics for recycling and learn more about the...

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Afoot: Hymns and Donuts

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 05-04-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

Greetings— I noticed a sign reading "Don't Worry, Customers Please Enter" on the door of a Midtown pastry shop.  After ordering a dozen donuts for co-workers, I asked the counter clerk why they had to encourage customers to...

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Annual Heartside Cleansweep Inspires Community Through Volunteering

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 04-23-2019 under NONPROFITS

As flowers bloom along downtown sidewalks and  grass becomes greener, debris and trash leftover from the previous winter’s snow banks litter the sides of our city’s streets. Come summer, these piles of rubbish disappear, unnoticed...

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Afoot

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 04-22-2019 under LOCAL LIFE

An important goal of the Rapidian is to connect the people of Grand Rapids.  Not only do we get to hear what other people are up to, we get to hear it in their own voices.  Today the site launches a new column that takes this idea in a...

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Festival of the Arts' 50th Celebration poster commemorates Calder's La Grande Vitesse

by (ric72528)

Submitted 04-12-2019 under NONPROFITS

To commemorate its 50th year, Festival of the Arts is excited to announce renowned designer Stephen Frykholm as its 2019 poster artist. One of the longest running festivals in the state of Michigan, Festival of the Arts will hold its 50th...

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

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

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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iBall 2019

by (wmcat)

Submitted 01-23-2019 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology will host iBall 2019 and share the community’s commitment to WMCAT’s collective work to provide equitable access to opportunity. iBall 2019 will transform the exciting downtown venue, 20...

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