engagement

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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Builders Exchange of Michigan Donates More Than $24,000 to Guiding Light's Back to Work Program

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 10-01-2020 under NONPROFITS

Builders Exchange of Michigan raised $24,943 with the help of construction industry and community members at the 64th Annual Golf Outing to benefit Guiding Light’s Back to Work program. Builders Exchange presented Guiding Light with the check...

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Census count in full swing with rising Grand Rapids turnout

by (Brett)

Submitted 05-26-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Three months into the once-a-decade effort to get American residents counted, Grand Rapids turnout is beating the national average and on track to beat its own final turnout 10 years before. “66 percent of Grand Rapids households already have...

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Grand Rapids to celebrate Census Day on April 1 with readjusted outreach efforts by community organizations

by (Brett)

Submitted 03-19-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Across the U.S., Wednesday, April 1 will mark Census Day, a key reference date for the 2020 U.S. census. The once-every-decade U.S. census effort informs the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funding to resources such as Medicare,...

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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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Silhouettes celebrate community members' vision

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 10-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

Up and down the business corridor of Heartside, there are new figures popping up in storefront windows. The eight silhouettes displayed in storefronts along Division represent different resident leaders sharing their hopes for the future of the...

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Local artists seek to break down barriers through art, conversation during Art.Downtown.

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 03-29-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Have Company, the UICA, and Kate Lewis are working to champion art as an outlet to build involvement and spark conversations. As we see the continued growth of local artists coming together to support each other, the growth of exhibitions and...

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A toast to five years: The Rapidian celebrates its anniversary

by (HiteDesign)

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NEWS

The Rapidian celebrated its five-year anniversary on Tuesday, September 23, at the SiTE:LAB 2014 ArtPrize venue, The Morton GR. The evening brought in guests of all ages to celebrate the hyperlocal news source and its commitment to citizen...

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Building place, one person at a time

by (Neighborhood Ve...)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Writen by Jessa Dutton So, what makes a place? Are cities, towns and neighborhoods vibrant and enticing because of bottom-line dollar investment? The more money pumped into a community, the more successful it will become, right? While that can be...

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Community engagement: Empowering our citizens, encouraging local involvement

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 11-22-2013 under OPINION

“Describe yourself in three words.” After what felt like a million seconds had gone by, I managed to put together these three little words: driven, communal and passionate. It was with those three little words that I somehow got to where...

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