Community

Exploring community organizations' joint effort to get all Grand Rapids residents counted in 2020 census

by (Brett)

Submitted 02-20-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

A new decade brings with it a changing U.S. population, which in Grand Rapids means once again taking stock of where its own population stands. As the 2020 U.S. census gears up nationwide, Grand Rapids residents will renew their role in the once-...

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Guiding Light to Host Winter Ministry Update Luncheon Jan. 22

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 01-14-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light, a leading nonprofit achieving life-changing results in rescue, recovery and re-engagement, will host its annual Winter Ministry Update Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Now in its sixth year, the free 90-minute program will begin at...

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Despite Highly Engaged Community, Heartside Residents Fear Displacement

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-22-2019 under NONPROFITS

“It's growing in a positive direction, people are listening to resident suggestions”,  a resident of the Heartside neighborhood responded when asked to describe the strengths of their neighborhood as part of the Hearside...

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Fall Times, Community Vibes

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 11-15-2019 under NONPROFITS

“It’s great to come out … meeting people, shaking hands, telling stories, telling stories like we are now,” says James Fruge as he regards his neighbors at Herkimer Apartments at an annual fall celebration. A young boy...

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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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