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VIDEO: Celebrating the strength and spirit of a rising Muskegon

To mark the end of our On The Ground Muskegon Lakeshore series, we present this video as a celebration of the spirit of Muskegon, of the amazing people and incredible work we’ve seen throughout the area.

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Power of the people: Celebrating the heart and soul of Grandville Avenue

“Comamos Juntos,” or as titled it in English, “Around the Dinner Table,” was a shared dinner celebrating Grandville Ave. and the meaningful relationships built every day in that community.

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Grandville Avenue: A neighborhood confronted with a history of redlining and segregation

Neighborhoods in the city of Grand Rapids are reflective of the way income inequity and housing segregation exist in the city. Ezequiel Ramirez, a 37 year-old resident of Grandville avenue, shares the ways folks in the community are challenging these barriers. 

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To love Grand Rapids into greatness means authentic community engagement

Residents, community organizers and leaders on Grandville Avenue are experiencing their neighborhood change as development comes in. Here we discuss how interdependent relationships are most effective when power is shared. 

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Women of the avenue: The strength of Grandville Ave.

This photo series is a glimpse at the everyday life of women residing on Grandville Avenue through the lens of a visual narrative.
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