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Steepletown tears down barriers to employment, hunger included

Submitted 11-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

The JobStart Initiative addresses participants' short-term needs so they can meet their long-term goals.


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network celebrating its eighth annual Leadership Awards

Submitted 11-10-2016 under NEWS

The community is invited to come honor local nonprofit professionals at the St. Cecilia Music Society on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.


Vocational rehabilitation, independent living resources available for veterans

Submitted 11-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

This week’s episode of NPO Showcase features the Veteran Peer Supports program at Disability Advocates of Kent County.


Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses move conversation to action at #TheShift Summit

Submitted 11-08-2016 under NEWS

On Friday, November 18, Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB) will host #TheShift Summit, featuring speaker Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhart on supporting African-American communities through innovative business models.


First Fridays 'Feels like a hidden secret we don’t want to keep'

Submitted 11-01-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Ten venues will be hosting new shows during November. First Friday, hosted by Avenue for the Arts, is on November 4, 2016, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.


WMCAT teens dedicate new mural in Burton Heights

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

WMCAT teen artists install mural for House of Style, dedication on November 3 at 4 p.m.


UCOM brings healthy, local food to Wyoming community

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

Program director Shawn Keener stocks her pantry with nutritious food, and clients like Lisette say they eat and live better as a result.


GR goes orange for Hunger Action Month

Submitted 10-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

More than 640,000 meals were raised during Feeding America West Michigan's Hunger Action Month campaign this year.


Ride The Rapid to ArtPrize Eight

Submitted 09-20-2016 under NEWS

Travel smarter using alternative transportation options to ensure you get the most out of ArtPrize this year.


Local food entrepreneurs now eligible for free legal assistance

Submitted 09-13-2016 under NONPROFITS

Food entrepreneurs using the Downtown Market's Incubator Kitchen are eligible to receive free legal assistance as part of Varnum's MiSpringboard program. Varnum recently pledged an additional $1 million to the innovative entrepreneurs creating a vibrant startup community in Michigan.