The Rapidian

Community Safety

Lowell graduate returns to West Michigan to discuss the power of student activism

Submitted 09-20-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

An interview with student leader, Leighton Watson on what the Black Lives Matter movement means to him and the importance of student voices.

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Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) calls for teen leaders to help eliminate violence in our community

Submitted 09-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

YLAV mentors and youth discuss violence prevention and encourage other teens to get involved in this latest segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase.

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GoSite ramps up for ArtPrize Eight

Submitted 09-13-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

GoSite is expanding its expertise by collaborating with GRAM Guest Services and ArtPrize Visitor Support to ensure visitors to ArtPrize Eight have a memorable experience.

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Can Grand Rapids end homelessness?

Submitted 08-31-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

By the numbers, we should be capable of ending homelessness. But we aren’t, and our progress in that direction is too slow to keep up with our city’s breakneck growth.

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Cleaning up after the storm: an interview with East Hills' Rachel Lee

Submitted 08-23-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

"It's not just asking, 'What do you do in the storm?' but also, 'What do you do after the storm?' and 'How do you take care of what's happened?'" says Lee.

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Solutions Summit on policing: No healing, just solutions

Submitted 07-29-2016 under NEWS

This Saturday, Partners for a Racism-Free Community is creating space for the community to drive the conversation around policing and its role in this space.

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Heartside meeting to revitalize neighborhood association

Submitted 07-12-2016 under NEWS

Residents and community members in Heartside meeting monthly to reform neighborhood association and address concerns together.

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3:11 Youth Housing to triple capacity

Submitted 07-12-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit serves youth ages 18-24 by creating safe, affordable housing. The organization is adding two new houses in Fall 2016.

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Organizations partner with community to vitalize Roosevelt Park

Submitted 06-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

What started out as a dream for a park with public art turned into a reality on May 21st when Friends of Grand Rapids Parks installed a vibrant mural in Roosevelt Park, an urban green space near the intersection of Clyde Park and Granville Avenue.

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East Hills unveils bicycle, pedestrian improvements

Submitted 05-31-2016 under NEWS

Thursday, June 2, 2016 during Uptown's "Eat. Shop. Rock." event, the East Hills Council of Neighbors will reveal infrastructure changes for pedestrian and bicycle safety.

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