Stories

  • Inspiration Insight

    Inspiration Insight

    August 14, 2014

    A personal perspective By Brandon Campbell Where I Found Inspiration: Aspirations tend to grow as we do. One day someone can wake up and want to learn to draw; that transforms into wanting to draw for a major business or company and then, wanting to own a major art company or business. As we grow, […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Enter The Edu-Matrix

    Enter The Edu-Matrix

    August 14, 2014

    GRPS starts initiative to improve technology in schools By Elijah Newton & Emilio Rodriguez In Grand Rapids the school system has issued a plan to improve technology and to get students more time with it. In order to keep up with changing technology, Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) has set an initiative to have students […]

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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 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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