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Revive & Thrive Project increases access and information about 'real' and nutritious foods

Submitted 08-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Revive & Thrive Project who helps make healthy food front and center in the diets of the community they serve


$7000 in Scholarships for Trans Students

Submitted 08-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Trans Foundation awarded $7000 in scholarships to four local students.


Ele's Place provides a space for support and council for grieving children

Submitted 08-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Ele's Place who offer peer groups and council to children who have experienced the loss of a loved one


'Healthy U' lecture addresses mental health, aging

Submitted 08-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

Mental Health & Aging for Smartys: Reducing the Stigma is the topic for the August Healthy U lecture on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes.


Rethinking child support, Part 1: How good parents go to jail

Submitted 08-08-2017 under OPINION

Examining why the our child support system is out of sync with society, and its impact on Kent County’s most economically disadvantaged parents.


Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Parent University to host screenings of American Divided

Submitted 08-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

This film series explores some of America’s thorniest issues—criminal justice, housing equity, education, immigration, voting rights, labor, Flint’s water crisis—by telling the stories of the people who get caught on those thorns.


Catalyst Radio: The Rapidian hosts first episode

Submitted 08-04-2017 under NEWS

The Rapidian hosts its first episode of Catalyst Radio featuring a conversation with Steffanie Rosalez, Program Director at Cook Arts Center.


Beer City recovery group for food industry workers to meet August 15

Submitted 08-01-2017 under NEWS

The recovery group, organized by members of the local food industry, offers support and discuss concerns related to alcoholism and substance abuse within the industry.


Trolling under rainbow bridge

Submitted 07-31-2017 under OPINION

For all the discrimination and prejudice, I lamented in my first article, there was no acknowledgment of the disabled community. Even though I am not disabled, if I was going to get on a gay soap box about equal representation, I might want to make sure I’m not showcasing the same bias.


City Commission passes resolutions regarding community, police relations

Submitted 07-27-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the Committee of the Whole meeting city officials discussed the Executive Summary for Community Talk Back Sessions and passed resolutions to hire PR and consulting firms.