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Join us: Celebrate your community

The Rapidian expands my neighborhood, and connects me to the broader community around me. Join me in supporting their grassroots, people-powered efforts.
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Rapidian Community Celebration at the GoSite at the GRAM: This Sunday afternoon!

The Rapidian would like to celebrate its supporters and its community. Join them at the GRAM for:

  • free appetizers and sweet treats
  • cash bar with local beers
  • an unveiling of our new "Place Matters" section
  • a chance to make a donation and/or pick up your donation right there!

Learn more here.

Our community celebration is made possible thanks to our generous sponsors:

The Starving Artist

and in collaboration with

Join us! Donations will be accepted at the Community Celebration or you can donate now.

Donor thank-you gifts will be available to pick up at the celebration.

My wife Pat and I support The Rapidian, and we'd like you to join us.

My wife Pat and I support The Rapidian, and we'd like you to join us. /courtesy of Jim Talen

I live in Heritage Hill. It’s a great community and I have fabulous neighbors. Many of them have been there as long as I have – 38 years!  It’s my neighborhood.

Or is it?

I’m just four blocks from Heartside, where I can watch sporting events and see big-time performers on stage. I’m just four blocks from South Hill, where I attend church. I’m a block from East Hills, where my kids played in Cherry Park as they grew up. I’m four blocks from Midtown, where I ride my bicycle to shop at the market on Saturdays. My daughter received high-quality child care in Baxter, where I could walk her to “school.” And I’m a short bike ride from Eastown, where I can enjoy one of the best breakfasts in town.

In reality, my neighborhood is bigger than Heritage Hill. And that’s where The Rapidian comes in for me. I pretty much know what’s going on in Heritage Hill through the efforts of our Association staff and by connecting with neighbors. But the other places where I like to spend time – not so much. The Rapidian keeps me up to speed on what’s happening in my broader neighborhood. It connects me in ways that I’ve never experienced in the mainstream media.

A couple years ago I became a citizen reporter and watched how The Rapidian trains its volunteer citizen journalists and nurtures their blooming craft. It’s truly a grassroots, people-powered effort. But while it makes impressive use of volunteers, organizations that depend on them usually need a few staff to keep everything together and fill in the gaps. That’s why our financial support is so critical.

Won’t you join me and scores of others in supporting the Rapidian?

It’s for our neighborhood. It’s for our future. It’s for you.

Thank you!

The Rapidian, a program of the 501(c)3 nonprofit Community Media Center, relies on the community’s support to help cover the cost of training reporters and publishing content.

We need your help.

If each of our readers and content creators who values this community platform help support its creation and maintenance, The Rapidian can continue to educate and facilitate a conversation around issues for years to come.

Please support The Rapidian and make a contribution today.

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