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Diversity is the celebrated strength of the Garfield Park-Alger Heights-Grandville Avenue area. With African Americans, whites, and numerous Latino groups – Mexican Americans, Cubans, El Salvadorans, Dominicans, and Guatemalans – the area is unquestionably Grand Rapids' melting pot. And the combination of cultures is represented with pride in public art, local cuisine, and neighborhood businesses.

Located on the city's southwest side, the Garfield Park district is roughly bounded by Cottage Grove Street to the north, 28th Street to the south, Division and Century Streets to the west, and Eastern Avenue to the east.

Alger Heights is generally defined by Eastern Avenue on the west, Kalamazoo on the east, Burton on the north, and 28th Street on the south.

And the Grandville district is generally defined by Wealthy Street on the north, Burton Street to the south, Century Street on the east, and Clyde Park and Godfrey to the west.




Strictly Business: The women who own Grand Rapids


A shared meal on Grandville Avenue


Una comida compartida en la avenida Grandville

Sue Garza, directora de la Biblioteca Cook y Erica Tomas Juarez

Eliminating zero tolerance: advocacy, changing law and efforts towards restorative practices


Eliminando la política de cero tolerancia: cambios de ley y esfuerzos hacia prácticas restauradoras


Steel River: Fitness and growth


Rumsey Street: Leaving behind a history of sacred space


Calle Rumsey: Dejando atrás una historia sagrada


Gallafe: Gallery + Cafe and the first Grand Rapid's Asian Festival

Synia Jordan

Synia Jordan: A legacy of refusal and advocacy on Grandville Avenue

Synia Jordan, resident of Grandville Avenue

Synia Jordan: Un legado de resistencia a favor de la Avenida Grandville

StartUp Spotlight: Treefort VR


Como los negocios en la avenida Grandville ofrecen la sostenibilidad y la comunidad

StartUp Spotlight: LOOP Coding Center


Dominga Lucas-Pérez: Raising up indigenous voices of persistence on Grandville Avenue


Dominga Lucas-Pérez: Elevando el clamor de las voces indigenas de la Av. Grandville.


Dismantling racism: the fight for immigration reform

Juan Fernando Delgado

Combatiendo el racismo: la pelea a favor de una reforma migratoria

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