Stories

  • 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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  • Humanity, as it could be?

    Humanity, as it could be?

    October 31, 2013

    What would happen if you were walking down the street and were asked to be photographed? And you had to pose with a complete stranger? Someone you might never walk near, to talk to? Photographer Richard Renaldi is doing just that, and the photos are quite amazing.

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  • 20 Photos that give hope for mankind

    20 Photos that give hope for mankind

    October 30, 2013

    Sometimes a photo says a 1000 words and sometimes it says so much more. Here are a few of the 20, click here to view them all.

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  • One day in detroit

    One day in detroit

    September 5, 2013

    Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about failure, what is it really? After dealing with it personally, professionally, and after asking a bunch of successful people, I’ve come to this conclusion: failure is when you stop growing. I’ve been blessed to be working on a project that explores the space between people who fail and […]

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  • Roofs to Roots

    Roofs to Roots

    June 20, 2013

    Grand Rapids, Michigan has been voted one of the biggest turn around cities in the nation. Since early 2004, Grand Rapids made a point to knock out homelessness and make it a priority. The goal was not only to fix the problem at hand but the future of this horrible circumstance that recently became the […]

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  • Eating ice cream to save the honey bees

    Eating ice cream to save the honey bees

    June 19, 2013

    Imagine walking into the produce section of the grocery store and seeing bare shelves. Juicy berries and tasty melons would not be able to cultivate without the help of bees. Bees have been depicted as killers, stingers and pests, but nearly one third of our food is pollinated by honey bees. They work hard to […]

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  • LA Community Helps Save Gilliam’s Dog Big

    LA Community Helps Save Gilliam’s Dog Big

    June 19, 2013

    With all of the negativity in today’s reporting, some might say the world has been getting darker, But we’ve found some light. On Thursday, May 16th, citizens of Los Angeles had saved a local homeless man’s service dog. Gilliam had been living on the streets for several years, most of which included the presence of […]

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  • Muscular Dystrophy Children’s Dreams on Canvas

    Muscular Dystrophy Children’s Dreams on Canvas

    June 19, 2013

    Artists have been said to be able to alter reality; to force the mind to imagine something it had never thought possible.  We see this in cartoon animation, for example, and see the magic in being able to do something our physical bodies are not necessarily able to do.  Most artists strive to create original […]

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