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Story Matters: Marcia Rose remembers incident in SE Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

Marcia Rose describes an experience she had while living in South East Grand Rapids.


The rewards of serving one's neighborhood

Submitted 02-03-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

ECA board member Heather Colletto reflects on the responsibilities and benefits of neighborhood involvement, including realizing the impact of a community association when a gas station was proposed for a busy Eastown corner.


Women's Symposium to tackle gender roles, environmental issues

Submitted 02-03-2015 under NEWS

The Women and Environment Symposium, a one day event designed to inform participants on gender issues and environmental concerns, will cover environmental justice, healthy homes and family health, inclusion and localizing food.


Mayor Heartwell responds to citizen concerns on police relations, street plowing, fracking

Submitted 02-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

This month's live open forum included a conversation about the 12 point plan.


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

Submitted 01-23-2015 under NEWS

More than 1,000 children in Kent County are wards of the court due to abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers advocate for those children, although many more such volunteers are needed. Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming volunteer training that begins Feb. 9.


A home in Heartside: Guiding Light Mission offers food, shelter, way forward

Submitted 01-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

An out-of-work computer systems engineer, Napolean Frazier had run out of options. Guiding Light helped him keep moving.


Restore Hope offers opportunity to restore body while restoring hope for women and children of Safe Haven Ministries

Submitted 01-06-2015 under NONPROFITS

Symmetry Training & Fitness to offer Restore Hope classes through January and February with proceeds benefiting local domestic violence organization, Safe Haven Ministries


Tips for staying warm this winter

Submitted 01-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

You're not alone in staying warm this winter. Use these tips or call 2-1-1 for more information.


Connecting downtown GoSite with Grand Rapids' great neighborhoods

Submitted 12-30-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Collaboration with neighborhood organizations is key to the success of our soon-to-be-open GoSite.


Fight homelessness in West Michigan; donate to Well House

Submitted 12-30-2014 under NEWS

There's still time to donate dollars to The Well House 19:1 campaign.