The Rapidian


Meet Civic Investor Tami VandenBerg: Passionate advocate for access to housing

Submitted 04-14-2017 under VOICES

Tami VandenBerg, co-owner of the Meanwhile and Pyramid Scheme and part-time director of Well House, said The Rapidian is another great outlet to get people talking about the issues.


Meet Civic Investor Jenn Schaub: Working to engage all community members at the Avenue

Submitted 04-13-2017 under VOICES

Avenue for the Arts has written dozens of stories for The Rapidian since 2009. Coordinator Jenn Schaub said the platform opens up a dialogue.


Meet Civic Investor Nick Manes: The Rapidian 'was my journalism school'

Submitted 04-11-2017 under VOICES

Nick Manes gained valuable experience reporting and writing for The Rapidian before moving on to a position at MiBiz.


Meet Civic Investor Paola Mendivil: Champion of Grand Rapids, Latina community

Submitted 04-10-2017 under VOICES

Paola Mendivil is part of a local family business, an advocate for Latina women in the community and a champion of diversity. Learn more about her in this Civic Investor profile during our Spring Fund Drive.


Meet Civic Investor Breannah Alexander: Advocate of racial equity, racial justice, storytelling

Submitted 04-10-2017 under VOICES

Breannah Alexander is Director of Strategic Programs at Partners for a Racism-Free Community. She has written dozens of pieces and supports a platform that allows all residents to tell their own stories.


Stories of hope: Getting to know our neighbors in 2016

Submitted 12-20-2016 under VOICES

This coming year, we remain committed to providing opportunities to build bridges of understanding and cooperation across our community, and we aim to be a beacon of hope in an otherwise discouraging climate of division.


Artist monk survives ArtPrize dating game

Submitted 08-29-2016 under VOICES

Jamie Treadwell gives a behind the scenes story of how a newly arrived local artist figured out the ArtPrize connection process for artists and venues.


Community journalism is a way to let your voice be heard

Submitted 08-19-2016 under VOICES

Thank you to all who attended our Intro to Community Journalism at Wealthy Theatre. We'll host our Community Journalism Workshop on August 29 at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.


Top five reasons to join The Rapidian's Intro to Community Journalism session on August 18

Submitted 08-05-2016 under VOICES

Want a reason to join the conversation and community gathering at Wealthy Theatre on August 18? We'll give you five.


Working mother of three shares her running journey, inspires family

Submitted 05-12-2016 under VOICES

In anticipation of the Fifth Third River Run this Saturday, May 14, Iracema Garcia shares why she began running and now runs with her family and in races on a regular basis.