The Rapidian


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.


Food Bank client conquers chronic illness with nutrition

Submitted 01-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Michele Childs struggled with diabetes and weight for years. The staff at Streams of Hope helped her overcome those challenges through diet and exercise.


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.


Gazelle Girl Race refreshes for 2015

Submitted 01-12-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

In its third year Gazelle Girl Half Marathon makes a few changes, including the start and finish location moving to Calder Plaza, which will allow for more pre and post race activities.


Food Bank marks another record-breaking year for hunger relief

Submitted 01-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan distributed more food in 2014 than at any other time in its 34-year history.


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.


Coat drive to benefit area neighborhood, women's center

Submitted 12-09-2014 under NEWS

The Give+Love Coat Drive exists to facilitate and coordinate the distribution of outerwear to ensure that no woman or child goes without proper weather wear during the winter months in West Michigan.


Story Matters: Mrs. Adelman shares unique history of classroom at Harrison Park School

Submitted 12-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

Mrs. Adelman explains how she came to Grand Rapids and why her classroom was originally called “the breathing room.”


Catalyst Radio: Jazz & Justice concert Sat. Nov. 15 features Grupo Aye, Immigration Reform

Submitted 11-14-2014 under NEWS

Hope Church on Kalamazoo Avenue is presenting monthly concerts as conversation starters to support local artists while promoting discussion around issues that impact the local community.