The Rapidian


LadyfestGR to bring community together in celebration of local women

Submitted 03-22-2016 under NEWS

5th annual festival to harness knowledge, creativity and power in a day-long celebration on April 2nd in the Heartside neighborhood.


The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center to be offering its 2016 Wednesday Workshop Series

Submitted 03-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Wednesday Workshop Series is a collection of fun, imaginative, and inspiring writing workshops, taught by celebrated authors and performers, for students in grades 3-12.


The Creative Youth Center teams up with LaughFest for The Sketches that Lived Encore

Submitted 03-11-2016 under NEWS

Adult actors perform kids' writing in a hilarious and heartfelt performance back by popular demand.


New data, insights into how Grand Rapidians experience their city

Submitted 03-08-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The 2015 VoiceGR Community Survey by the Dorothy Johnson Center for Philanthropy at GVSU reveals how residents experience our city.


Local education center works to ease burdens of refugee children

Submitted 03-01-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center runs programs for refugee students and parents in West Michigan, focusing on helping refugee children do well in school so that they can do well in life.


Catalyst Radio: Breaking down barriers and creating unique learning opportunities at WMCAT

Submitted 02-29-2016 under NEWS

Host Jessica Young talks to Mike Saunders about how he uses his passion for art and equity to break down barriers to education and create unique learning opportunities.


Step-Up Youth Productions provides outlet for creativity, physical activity

Submitted 02-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Through the modalities of dance, performance, and production, Step-Up Youth Productions teaches kids team-building and other life-long skills


Education workshop seeks to build community for better schools at Neighborhood Summit

Submitted 02-23-2016 under OPINION

Join East Hills Loves Congress board member Elizabeth Hoffman Ransford and former Congress Principal Bridget Cheney at the Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City Summit, on Friday, March 11 at GRPS University to discuss reclaiming neighborhood schools.


Professional development for local artists returns with full day event

Submitted 02-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

From building new communities through technology to inspiring social change through art, artists are shaping Grand Rapids and challenging how the community views art.


Westside school to host lasagna dinner to raise funds for camp

Submitted 02-16-2016 under NEWS

Shawmut Hills 5th graders are hoping to bring together community and raise money for their annual trip to Camp Manitou-Lin with a lasagna dinner that has become a yearly event.