Community Updates: Friday, July 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-08-2022 under NEWS

John Ball Zoo Announces the Return of Some of its Birds After A HPAI Quarantine Earlier this year, both Canada and the United States saw an outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) among its avian populations -- particularly "...

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Mental Health Awareness and Advocacy Builds in Heartside

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 08-27-2019 under NONPROFITS

“ Learn. Learn, learn, the symptoms, learn how to help the person to work through their recovery,” advises Doreen Timmers, a Heartside resident and mental health advocate. Timmers sees a healthy community as one where residents are...

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Grand Rapids needs to address racism in lifeguarding

by (annadebraber)

Submitted 06-19-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

At Briggs Park a group of black neighborhood children gathers outside of the pool’s fence. It’s just days before they can jump into the refreshing blue and currently the staff is in the middle of a training session. At one point someone...

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Call for contributors: Upcoming training to write, report during Artprize

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-08-2015 under NEWS

On Thursday, September 17, The Rapidian is holding a special new reporter training with focus on contributing content for ArtPrize. If you’ve ever been interest in writing for a citizen journalism platform and don’t know what that all...

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Local youth against violence group calling for applicants to June Teen Advocacy Conference

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 06-03-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, June 26, local youth-led coalition YLAV (Young Leaders Against Violence) is hosting a Teen Advocacy Conference at the Kent County Health Department from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Youth participants will have the opportunity to learn about a...

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Catalyst Radio: CASA offering training for advocates of abused, neglected children

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-23-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we hear about some of the stark realities of children who are wards of the court system, largely due to abuse and...

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The Rapidian to kick off new year of training, resources for citizen journalists on Grand Rapids' West Side

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 01-06-2015 under NEWS

The Rapidian is gearing up for another successful year of community voices by hosting its first reporter training of the new year on Monday, January 12. The training will run from 6-7:30 p.m. on Grand Rapids' West Side at Harrison Park School...

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Catalyst Radio: Ready To Run helping women hit the campaign trail

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-23-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we learn about a training program that helps prepare women for the campaign trail and seek political office. Ready To...

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Timothy Leadership Training Institute announces new directors

by (TLTI)

Submitted 05-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Timothy Leadership Training Institute (TLTI) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new staff members, Jennifer Owens and Albert Strydhorst. Since March 1, Jennifer Owens has served as the Administrative Director of TLTI, handling...

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A Pleasant Dog works to help dogs, their owners thrive

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 04-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids has a new dog training service in town called A Pleasant Dog. A Pleasant Dog is the creation of long-time dog lover and trainer, Jenn Gavin. Gavin’s goal for A Pleasant Dog is to help urban dogs and their owners thrive in a city...

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