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Alexander Calder's La Grande Vitesse.

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Workers build up the downtown, with more construction to be expected.

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The Miguel family

On Burton Street: The great divide

Growing up on Burton Street in Grand Rapids' south side, Ken Miguel-Cipriano thought all neighborhoods looked like his. It was not until high school that he saw other communities in depth and began to understand the stark difference Burton Street makes.

FTurbanroots

With Madison Avenue farm, Urban Roots plants the seeds for change & justice in Grand Rapids

For Urban Roots, farming in Grand Rapids is not just about growing vegetables. It's about breaking down barriers and building community.

WMTkelly

Let's get down to the river: GR Forward's trail initiative plans promising pathways

The Grand River is certainly a fixture in our community. Yet, we don't drink its water. We don't dip our feet in it. And many of us have never even stood close enough to its banks to even get wet. Now, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. and the city of Grand Rapids aim to change our access to the river with ambitious plans for an extensive network of trails near the water.

Jordy VandeBunte

RapidChat: Jordy VandeBunte, an aspiring chef with top security clearance

Jordy VandeBunte is a self-proclaimed "culinary student with a top secret security clearance." It's not every day you meet an aspiring chef like VandeBunte: a current student at the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at GRCC who used to work for the Central Intelligence Agency.

MVU innoacademy

Mentors make the difference in online learning

For students to fully personalize their online learning experience, it’s important they not only focus on technology but connect in a meaningful way with other students and, more importantly, their teachers.
 

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