Citizens needed to fill City of Grand Rapids boards and commissions

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-01-2015 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids is looking for volunteers to help them fill roles in a total of 40 citizen boards and commissions. City officials are specifically looking to increase the diversity in those boards and commissions, and encourage women...

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Our place, your voices: Finding my life's work at The Rapidian

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 05-20-2015 under OPINION

For better or worse, my path to becoming a working journalist started with boredom.  Recently laid off from a job I didn’t care for but somehow believed would be my career, I had no idea what I wanted to do. Upon hearing about the soon-to...

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Story Matters: LaughFest volunteer Sarah Veselenak encourages us all to "find our funny"

by (GRTV)

Submitted 03-16-2015 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. This story was...

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Running For Jenny Kick-Off Event

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 03-03-2015 under

Stop by any time between 5 and 8:30pm to register for the Running for Jenny team, hear stories from past team members, learn how to create a fundraising page, and much more!

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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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Grand Rapids GiveCamp gives free websites and more to 15 non-profit organizations

by (keri.amlotte)

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

Technology is vital to any organization, but due to limited resources, non-profit organizations are often limited to using outdated and ineffective websites and databases.   Grand Rapids GiveCamp seeks to ease these roadblocks by organizing an...

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East Hills to host second annual Kids Day

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 09-30-2014 under NEWS

Music, dance, yoga, crafts, free food, bike repair, children's books and more - those are just a few of the activities that will be happening at East Hills' second annual Kids Day at Congress Elementary school on Saturday, October 11 from 1...

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BE GREAT Awards showcase local community members' efforts to support Grand Rapids youth

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 09-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth including Camp O’Malley is celebrating over 75 years of serving youth in West Michigan. In honor of this milestone and the close of their “Building Bridges for Brighter Futures...

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Resource Roundtable Volunteer Event

by (grpl)

Submitted 08-15-2014 under

Join nationally recognized gerontologist, author and speaker, Dr. Henry Holstege, to learn how you can make a difference in your community. Dr. Holstege's inspirational keynote address will be followed by a resource roundtable session designed...

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Girls Inc. program seeks to educate, motivate Grand Rapids youth

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 08-13-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The YWCA West Central Michigan is partnering with the national Girls Inc. preventative program program aimed at girls ages 6-18. The Girls Inc. mission is to inspire all girls to be “strong, smart and bold” and to prevent future...

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