community engagement

You might receive a postcard from the City asking if you like living in Grand Rapids — Here's why.

by (allisondonahue)

Submitted 02-01-2024 under NEWS

As part of its ongoing strategic planning efforts to improve services, the City of Grand Rapids is conducting a National Community Survey (NCS) to evaluate benchmark metrics obtained from the first 2022 NCS survey and to steer decisions in Fiscal...

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Resource fair connects Heartside residents to local resources

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 01-16-2024 under NONPROFITS

The Community Building and Engagement (CB&E) department of Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids brought together representatives from 19 local agencies to share information with residents on quality-of-life resources at their annual Neighborhood...

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Grand Rapids welcomes Halloween with haunted tours

by (AveryZWriter)

Submitted 10-17-2023 under LOCAL LIFE

To celebrate the month of October and Halloween, local arts and entertainment group Betka-Pope Productions (BPP) are hosting their annual GR Haunted Tours around downtown Grand Rapids. Leading their group of 25 attendees on Friday the 13th was...

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Demystifying Permanent Supportive Housing

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 06-14-2023 under NONPROFITS

Dwelling Place’s promise to the community is to provide housing for all. However, meeting the community’s housing needs isn’t just about building more apartments and homes. While affordable housing is part of the solution,...

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Building Collective Power and Going Upstream: Quality of Life in the Heartside/Downtown Neighborhood

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 04-06-2023 under NONPROFITS

“There are many different ways to provide for others, but Quality of Life helps us know what the community actually wants. It helps to empower the people,” says Heartside neighbor Doreen Timmers. Quality of Life is a community-wide...

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Community Updates: Friday, March 31

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-31-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum, Hope Network to Honor Autism Awareness Month in April Through Partnership The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) has announced that, in April, it will be partnering with Hope Network to host an accessible...

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Community Updates: Friday, February 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-17-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapidians Encouraged to Participate in Community Master Plan Process by Attending Upcoming "Launch Party" Events Next week, the City of Grand Rapids will be holding three public "launch party" events in each of the City's three wards. These...

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Community updates: Friday, Oct. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-01-2021 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is now offering booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible people, it announced this week. Effective since Tuesday, the boosters...

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Passing the Mic: Neighbors of Belknap Lookout answers, "How are you making sure you're engaging with the full diversity of your neighborhood?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-07-2021 under VOICES

Shelby Garbini, Board Member of King Park Neighbors, asks Grand Rapids' neighborhood associations: "I’m curious how other neighborhood associations are really making sure that they are interacting and engaging with a diverse group of...

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Passing the Mic: King Park Neighbors answers, "How are you maintaining a sense of connection and community during this pandemic?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-05-2020 under VOICES

Sam Mosley, Board Member at Highland Park Neighborhood Association, asks Grand Rapids' neighborhood associations: "I would ask of other neighborhood associations how they’re maintaining a sense of connection and community – and...

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