• Grand Rapids Loves The Rapid!

    Grand Rapids Loves The Rapid!

    August 14, 2014

    Sharing perspectives By Jasmine James When I look around the transit (the bus stop) I see how people are comfortable sitting down talking to one another. Many riders get off their bus and stay and talk and share moments with people they see. It is nice to see everyone so comfortable with each other. It […]

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  • Go Green!

    Go Green!

    August 14, 2014

    Downtown Market brings healthy food choices to Grand Rapids By Malaysia Horton Once, downtown Grand Rapids was a food desert. Run-down “party stores” were the main source of food for hungry city dwellers due to the lack of grocery stores downtown. However, the explosion of The Downtown Market has changed that. The Downtown Market is […]

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  • Kellogg Foundation Supports a Stronger Future for Children Helping to improve communities

    Kellogg Foundation Supports a Stronger Future for Children Helping to improve communities

    August 14, 2014

    Helping to improve communities By Yesenia Bernal The key to a stronger future and society is early childhood education.  The W.K. Kellogg Foundation helps support this by giving schools and programs grants. They even help early childhood education right here in Grand Rapids by assisting both public elementary schools and other early childhood development programs. […]

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  • Inspirational Programs

    Inspirational Programs

    August 14, 2014

    Programs deliver inspirational results to local youth By Janaesha Glasco Music and dance are not only inspirational but also a way of life. The programs 3:11 Youth Housing, Girls Rock Grand Rapids (GR!GR) and Dance Spire show that music and dance can help inspire teens in the Grand Rapids area. All the programs help build […]

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  • What’s In Your Mouth ?

    What’s In Your Mouth ?

    August 14, 2014

    The YMCA helps reduce the size of Grand Rapids food desert By Elisa Mena and Arianne Morgan-Jimmerson     Have you ever truly sat down to think about what you are actually putting into your body? Yes, you look at the label on the back of food packages to read how many calories are in […]

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  • The Silver Line… Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

    The Silver Line… Coming to a Neighborhood Near You!

    August 14, 2014

    By Gabrielle McManus What’s the Silver Line you ask? The Silver Line is a brand new bus system that has been brought to Grand Rapids. The Silver Line still works with The Rapid, but this bus system is just “a little” different. The Silver Line will help connect Grand Rapids by extending routes further south […]

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  • The Rise of the Restorers

    The Rise of the Restorers

    June 30, 2014

    1. To help churches, businesses, and residents in the Madison-Hall Community to work together, building on the assets in this community, and addressing the weaknesses. 2. To help individuals and families in this community make long-term positive changes in their lives (through mentoring, budget counseling, relationship workshops, etc). 3. To identify people in the neighborhood […]

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  • Idea Lab Launch

    Idea Lab Launch

    June 11, 2014

    Idea Lab Working for Change Coming soon! The launch of Idea Lab, a new endeavor that will fill this site with positive, impactful stories by teens from West Michigan and beyond. Over the course of eight weeks this summer you will see the urban teen voice take shape as a talented group of 50 high […]

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  • SAM I Am – A heart sooooo big.

    SAM I Am – A heart sooooo big.

    December 26, 2013

    Please watch this great video of Sam and his story, then read more below about how you can help Sam and his family. From our friends at The Kala Project. “Our team recently had the opportunity to document a day in the life of our new friend Sam! Although he appears to be a normal […]

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