The Rapidian


Story Matters: Tony Tomas explains importance of self-awareness

Submitted 09-18-2014 under NONPROFITS

Tony Tomas shares how self-awareness can be transformative.


Story Matters: Elida Chavez worries about safety in Heartside neighborhood

Submitted 09-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Elida Chavez, resident of the Heartside neighborhood, shares her concerns about safety after dark.


Story Matters: Tenaya Medawis shares what makes Grand Rapids home

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NONPROFITS

Tenaya Medawis, member of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, talks with Jamie Rykse, GED and Literacy Program Coordinator at Heartside Ministry.


Story Matters: Robert Kennedy talks about living life with mental illness

Submitted 09-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Robert Kennedy shares about how he came to the Heartside neighborhood, what his life is like with a mental illness and what his hopes are for the future.


Hunger Action Week addresses food access, nutrition in Kent County

Submitted 09-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

The annual event series turns its attention to the intersections of hunger, poverty and health, Sept. 14-20.


Cedar Tree Birth and Wellness Center boasts first baby born in suite

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NEWS

With the completion of the birthing suite on the second floor, Cedar Tree Birth and Wellness Center saw its first birth over the holiday weekend.


Story Matters: ZamZam Isack, Khadimala Isack discuss life in Africa, USA

Submitted 09-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

ZamZam and Khadimala Isack, Sudanese refugees in the Grand Rapids area, explain what makes life in the USA different and what their hopes are for the future.


NPO Showcase: MomsBloom

Submitted 08-25-2014 under NONPROFITS

Feeling overwhelmed as a new parent or struggling with postpartum depression? MomsBloom can help.


Grand Rapids AIDS Walk + Run celebrates 22nd year, benefits The Grand Rapids Red Project

Submitted 08-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

Join us for a fun 5K walk or run to support the life-saving work of The Grand Rapids Red Project. Come out and enjoy a beautiful stroll along the riverside, while supporting a great cause!


Story Matters: Dave and Lori Hastings explain caregiving, helping others

Submitted 08-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Dave Hastings is the caregiver for his wife Lori Hastings, who has muscular distrophy. They're now helping families with children with disabilities.