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Community-centered soccer league returns to westside for new season

Submitted 05-14-2024 under LOCAL LIFE

The Soccer Rebellion brings back Bridge Street League to Las Canchas, fostering community engagement through soccer. New women's league introduced.


National Salvation Army Week Begins May 13th

Submitted 05-06-2024 under NONPROFITS

The Salvation Army in Kent County is celebrating its 140th Anniversary May 13-19 during National Salvation Army Week.


League of Women Voters holds reception for 2nd Annual GoVote Poster Contest

Submitted 04-30-2024 under NONPROFITS

A reception and month's long exhibit at the Grand Rapids Art Museum celebrate the work of Kent County high school students


WMCAT's iBall 2024

Submitted 01-23-2024 under NONPROFITS

Join us at iBall 2024 – presented by Meijer – on Thursday, March 14 from 6-9 p.m. for an evening of celebration, community building, and connection as we invite our greater WMCAT community to be a voice of encouragement to our students.


No-cost High Blood Pressure Control in-person workshops start in Grand Rapids in February, additional classes online this winter

Submitted 01-13-2024 under NONPROFITS

Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) are two serious chronic diseases.The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) provides workshops that help people living with these diseases to be healthier. And they're no cost!


Help others improve their health with paid High Blood Pressure Control workshop coach training in January 2024

Submitted 12-18-2023 under NONPROFITS

Interested in the fulfilling field of health coaching? Paid training to lead High Blood Pressure Control (HBPC) workshops is available online in January 2024. During the paid training at $18 per hour, participants will learn to lead and become certified in both in-person and virtual HBPC workshops.



Submitted 10-02-2023 under NONPROFITS

The program helps provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of thousands of children across the country each year. The application registration period for those in need of assistance opened in Kent County Sunday October 1st and runs through December 8th.


GRTV Welcomes Programs Coordinator Samantha Luken

Submitted 03-27-2023 under NONPROFITS

GRTV Welcomes New Hire Programs Coordinator


Celebrating the Youth of the Year 2023

Submitted 03-24-2023 under NONPROFITS

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids held their annual Youth of the Year Luncheon, celebrating our community's most inspiring teens and their incredible journeys. Stories of extraordinary leadership, service, academic excellence, and dedication to living a healthy lifestyle.