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RG Start Garden 100 Ideas

Taking the first step toward moving the needle: Start Garden's 100 Ideas

Promoted as “the easiest way to pitch for $1,000” is Start Garden’s newest endeavor, their 100 Ideas campaign. The goals for this competition include procuring new ideas, infusing capital into the community, and reducing the gap between minority and non-minority owned new business launches.

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Rapid Blog: HQ and Atomic Object band together to fight youth homelessness

When it comes to youth homelessness, the fight can seem endless. But when community members band together, transformational change can begin. In this Rapid Blog, HQ and Atomic Object break down their unique partnership and their hopes for the future.

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Can Grand Rapids end homelessness?: Best practices and local challenges to a nationwide issue

Everyone has a different stake in “solving” the issue of homelessness in Grand Rapids. But does anyone have an accurate picture of the issue—and who we’re actually talking about when we refer to Grand Rapids’ “homeless” population? In the first of a three-part series, RG dives into homelessness in our community, exploring the complexities, discussing best practices, and defining the housing first model.

Sister Carol Gilbert OP, left, and Sister Ardeth Platte OP, right.

Nuns disarming the world: Two Dominicans with Grand Rapids roots help win Nobel Peace Prize

Sister Carol Gilbert, OP and Sister Ardeth Platte, OP of the Grand Rapids Dominicans have dedicated their lives through nuclear disarmament and recently contributed to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)'s win of the Nobel Peace Prize.

UIX Lean

UIX: Local champions are leaning into city building

Led by skilled and informed "Champions," Lean initiatives in Grand Rapids promote designs that foster process improvement through feedback, and empowering those working on a project with its reformation.
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