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Baxter Community is an eclectic and growing community located just South of Wealthy Street near Fuller Avenue. Read the adjacent Development and Innovation News to find out more about this vibrant neighborhood district.



Growing roots: How Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is making the city's green spaces more inclusive

When the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks was struggling to connect with residents in underserved areas, they decided to change the way they were doing things. Part of that meant hiring a neighborhood liaison, Yiovanny Cornejo, who led the charge to make the city's green spaces more welcoming and active gathering places.

Neighborhood kids enjoy the library on their street.

More than a box of books: Little Free Libraries provide a big dose of literacy and community

They may be small, but the Little Free Libraries that are increasingly popping up throughout Grand Rapids are doing big things when it comes to building literacy and community.


Making Grand Rapids more affordable, inclusive and equitable: Our city's hopes for 2016

As we bid adieu to 2015 and welcome another turn around the sun, Grand Rapidians who are changing and shaping our city share what they hope will happen in 2016.


RapidChat: Jamiel Robinson

As Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses launches another ambitious #30Days30Dollars challenge, Rapid Growth chats with its founder, Jamiel Robinson, in a candid conversation about economic development, the importance of a robust minority-owned business community, and what this lifelong Grand Rapidian thinks the Ferguson report has to do with his city.

Dr. Keli Christopher

UIX: Dr. Keli Christopher and Mind Boggle help young learners develop STEM skills

If you love your work, it isn’t work. That’s the spirit Dr. Keli Christopher maintains in her role as founder and head educator of Mind Boggle. Read more about her efforts to emphasize STEM education in this story by UIX Editor Matthew Russell, with images by Steph Harding.
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