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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 7

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-07-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids' first outdoor 'gear library' opening this weekend Grand Rapids' first ever community library for outdoor gear is opening on Oct. 11, aiming to provide equitable access to outdoor adventure opportunities for local youth...

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 28

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-28-2021 under NEWS

Gangnam District in South Korea becomes Grand Rapids’ new sister city Grand Rapids city commissioners on Tuesday approved a sister city relationship with Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea. The district is one of 25 autonomous districts...

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Community updates: Friday, June 4

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-04-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids expands micromobility pilot with electric assist bikes The City of Grand Rapids is expanding mobility options for area residents and visitors with the addition of electric assist bicycles throughout the city, it announced...

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The Diatribe launches anti-racist art project to shift narrative of southeast, southwest Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-07-2021 under NEWS

“If you had art that reclaimed your neighborhood, what would that look like?” This question will be asked of young residents from Grand Rapids’ southeast and southwest sides, as part of a new anti-racist project bringing large-...

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Our Community's Children director retires, looks back on public service

by (Brett)

Submitted 01-14-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

After more than two decades as executive director for Our Community’s Children (OCC), Lynn Heemstra retired from her role Jan. 5, leaving behind a legacy of youth advocacy. OCC, a public-private partnership between the City of Grand Rapids,...

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Community Kids to provide pop-up homework help sites throughout city

by (Community Kids)

Submitted 09-11-2020 under NONPROFITS

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Sept 11, 2020 — Community Kids is bringing Academic Bible Clubs (ABCs) to twelve sites across the city beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15. Interested tutors and families are encouraged to sign up at CommunityKids.org/...

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Community updates: Monday, July 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders propose expanded mental health partnerships with police The City of Grand Rapids intends to expand partnerships between mental health professionals and the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD), it announced Monday. Within the...

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Community updates: Friday, June 26

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-26-2020 under NEWS

Free outdoor fitness classes returning to Grand Rapids on July 6 Grand Rapidians getting in shape this summer can still count on free outdoor fitness classes for support. The City of Grand Rapids’ Parks and Recreation Department announced on...

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SAPAT Presents: Parents Let's Talk

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 06-19-2019 under NONPROFITS

While many parents might acknowledge that youth are impacted by issues such as bullying, harassment and violence, a much smaller percentage believe they have knowledge and tools to proactively address these issues.   The Kent County Sexual...

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Backyard ministry on Southeast Side becomes nonprofit Community Kids

by (Community Kids)

Submitted 06-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

A ministry that began nine years ago – when youth trespassed into the founder’s backyard to play basketball – is now Community Kids, a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving kids on the Southeast side. As a nonprofit, the ministry will...

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