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Go Back to a Junior Achievement Volunteer

Submitted 08-21-2019 under NONPROFITS

As Kids Head Back to School, JA is Seeking Classroom Volunteers


Metro Health Farmers Market: A treasure hunt every week

Submitted 08-20-2019 under NONPROFITS

The Metro Health Farmers Market is celebrating 13 years of serving the community with fresh, locally grown food.


In Season: August 16, 2019

Submitted 08-16-2019 under NONPROFITS

With over 50 vendors we're sure there is something for everyone at our Market today! Fresh, Michigan-grown fruits, veggies, flowers, and plants. Locally-crafted food. Farm products (meat, dairy, eggs). Handmade artisan creations + body care products. Open today until 2.


Culinary Conversations series returns Sept. 11 with focus on sourcing locally

Submitted 08-16-2019 under NONPROFITS

Food industry leaders and startup founders to speak about local sourcing from healthcare, grocery, farm, distributor and startup perspectives


New Committee Announced at Alternatives in Motion

Submitted 08-14-2019 under NONPROFITS

We're looking for you to join our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee


Positioning Residents to be the Voice of Change

Submitted 08-13-2019 under NONPROFITS

Residents complete the Heartside Resident Satisfaction Survey, see their responses as a catalyst for change


The story of Michigan salmon: Restoring balance to the Great Lakes

Submitted 08-09-2019 under NONPROFITS

Meet the man who introduced salmon to the Great Lakes and developed one of the most successful wildlife conservation projects in the world


$11,000 Awarded to Local Trans Students

Submitted 08-08-2019 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Trans Foundation awards $11k in scholarships to six local students.


"Hometown Champ" helps bring business to town

Submitted 08-07-2019 under NONPROFITS

For decades, the Bring It To GR program from Experience Grand Rapids has worked with local community members to draw regional and national conferences to town. In this piece, Stacey Hirvela shares her story of becoming a “Hometown Champ.”


Beyond Play: Art, Access, and Community Vitality

Submitted 08-06-2019 under NONPROFITS

A conversation between art and community, and the effects of Dwelling Place’s Community Arts programs.