The Rapidian

Let's go out.

On November 5, Red Jet Cafe will give 20% of your bill to The Rapidian. Support The Rapidian while supporting your local watering hole!
Underwriting support from:

We accept tips

Can't make it to the Night Out?

Want to give a little extra?

The Rapidian is always accepting donations.

As a way to say thank you, we offer the following goodies:

$25 donation: Rapidian reusable bag

$50 donation: Rapidian logo-embossed notebook

$75 donation: Rapidian t-shirt


Attendees to the Night Out will receive a special discount on the regular thank you gifts, so be sure to ask your Rapidian representative about donor levels that night!

/Jaime Johnson

A huge thanks to our hosting sponsor, Red Jet Cafe!

A huge thanks to our hosting sponsor, Red Jet Cafe! /courtesy of Red Jet Cafe

/George Wietor

We'd like 20% of your beer. Or your pizza. Or your crepes. Or, in fact, 20% of whatever you spend when you're out at the Red Jet Cafe on November 5!

From 3-8 p.m., thanks to the generosity of our hosting sponsor Red Jet Cafe, 20% of everything that they take in will be given right back to supporting The Rapidian.

In our first ever "Night Out for The Rapidian," the community is encouraged to join us in supporting The Rapidian by going out and supporting your local restaurant, Red Jet Cafe (1431 Plainfield Ave NE).

While there, Rapidian staff and volunteers will be available to take donations. Donors will receive Rapidian swag like reusable bags, reporter notebooks and t-shirts as a way of saying thank you for your donation-and a way for you to show off your Rapidian love! 

Those who are not able to attend can still be a part of supporting us by donating online

The Rapidian, a proud service of the Community Media Center, was started thanks to generous grants from the Knight Foundation and our local Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

Now that those grants are completed, we need your help to keep The Rapidian going. The Rapidian provides a platform for all voices in Grand Rapids, sharing local news, information and perspectives by empowering anyone in the community to become a citizen journalist.

Citizen journalists are provided with tools, training and individual mentors to help them along the way-and in return they provide us with all sorts of stories about what is going on in our community.

We're looking forward to seeing you all out and helping us keep community news available in the greater Grand Rapids area. Come on down and say "hi" -and don't forget to thank Red Jet for their generous support of our efforts!

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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