Open the Door: The art of placemaking

by (Dwelling Place)

Submitted 12-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

“Home is what you surround yourself with, what is inspiring you, and how you express yourself.”- Erika Townsley, Co-Owner and Curator of Light Gallery + Studio. Light Gallery + Studio is a place where community members and artists can...

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Catalyst Radio: An anthology for grassroots activism in Grand Rapids

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-17-2017 under NEWS

In this conversation, Dani Vilella shares information about the submission-based book project: Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology. As a part of the "Rust Belt Series" through Belt Publishing, the book will be a collection of...

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Heartside Ministry expands art display space with new gallery inside Downtown Market

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 11-08-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

As most of the pop-up art galleries created for ArtPrize were taken down last month across the city, a new, permanent gallery was being created at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. The Downtown Market and Heartside Ministry have partnered to debut a...

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Interfaith and Interwoven: Knitting for peace, justice and healing

by (revkatiebaker)

Submitted 06-14-2016 under NEWS

Returning for a second summer, Interfaith & Interwoven: Knitting for Peace, Justice and Healing is a communitywide ministry open to all faiths, ages and skill-sets providing a space for fellowship, collaboration and creativity! The ministry...

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New non-profit provides scholarships to improve educational equity for trans community

by (breensea)

Submitted 04-05-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Thursday, March 31, 2016 was Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to bring recognition and honor to the accomplishments of trans folks around the world, while spreading knowledge and awareness of the trans community. It was on this day the...

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Living Authentically

by (Scott Burden)

Submitted 06-28-2015 under VOICES

I came out about a year and half ago to both myself and a few very close friends. At the time, I was working for a non-profit Christian parachurch ministry and I was scared out of my mind as to how they would react. After all, I had dedicated nearly...

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GVSU Student Seeks to Raise $39,000 for Kids Over Summer Break

by (KidsHopeUSA)

Submitted 06-25-2014 under NONPROFITS

Grand Valley State University sophomore, Megan Cloutier, has decided to use her summer break to raise money for at-risk student mentoring organization, KIDS HOPE USA. Starting July 2014 and ending in August, Megan will be campaigning to raise $39,...

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Planned Parenthood Capital Campaign Shatters Goal

by (PPMI)

Submitted 04-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) announces the successful completion of its capital campaign, Standing Tall, with over $4 million raised! Planning for the campaign began in 2011 and the quiet phase kicked off in July 2012....

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Celebrate local nonprofit leaders

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Submitted 10-24-2012 under NONPROFITS

They’re the underdogs, the understated, and the absolutely unstoppable young people who make a living devoted to nonprofit life. These young nonprofit professionals are fiercely devoted to their communities, their workplaces and our future....

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Amway + KaBOOM! = new playground for D.A. Blodgett-St. John's

by (Djkrow)

Submitted 05-08-2012 under NEWS

Kaboom is usually the noise heard when something falls down, but not in the case of KaBOOM! a national nonprofit that builds playgrounds in an effort to save play. Their goal is to create a place to play within walking distance of every child in...

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