Community Service

Everyday Community Leaders

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 01-30-2023 under NONPROFITS

“I think of the problems that we have in society – if we want them to change, we have to be the ones to change them. It’s not like someone else is going to change things for you.” Every year, dozens of residents are...

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ServeGR website connects Rapidians with volunteer opportunities

by (GRTV)

Submitted 06-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

ServeGR is an accessible website to find volunteer opportuniteis in the Grand Rapids area. It is a an easily accessible website that allows a future volunteer to choose what they are interested in doing and time frame. Each organization in ServeGR...

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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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350 AmeriCorps members gather in GR to improve community through service weekend

by (MCSC)

Submitted 05-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

Slideshow photos contributed by Steven Depolo   This weekend, more than 350 of Michigan’s AmeriCorps members from across the state are in Grand Rapids to focus on serving city parks and the Wealthy Heights neighborhood. As part of the...

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Grand Rapids Griffins excel in community involvement

by (ferrarok)

Submitted 05-16-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

If you've ever been to a Grand Rapids Griffins hockey game, then you know they can put on an entertaining hockey game, but it's what is done behind the scenes that makes those games so exciting. I had the opportunity to sit down with...

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Grand Valley's 50th Anniversary 50 Hour Service Challenge

by (Praxeum)

Submitted 03-11-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The end of March marked the end of a yearlong challenge of service to the Grand Rapids community. Back in August of 2010, Grand Valley State University’s President Thomas J. Haas charged every student, faculty and staff member to complete 50...

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Catalyst Radio: Proposed fed budget cuts eliminating national community service to affect thousands in GR

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

In the Grand Rapids area alone, there are more than 60 AmeriCorps members, 1,000 Senior Corps members and 28,000 K-12 students benefiting from Learn and Serve. These community service programs are administered by the Corporation for National and...

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