On The Ground

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In a world of uncertainty & struggle, advocates give voice to parents and students


Feature StoryPatty Eilers, resident of the Southeast community of Grand Rapids

Rising rents & displacement: The need for affordable housing in Grand Rapids


Feature StoryHerman Lee

'This city needs to wake up': The fight for affordable housing in Grand Rapids


Feature StorySharae Anderson

Fighting for life behind bars: West Michigan advocates work to reform prison system


Feature StoryLisa Matthews with grandson

Racism in Grand Rapids: The cyclical fight against systemic oppression


Feature StoryPaula Collier

Dreams of equity: Southtown Sustainable Women’s Group lifts up community


Feature StoryAlice Johnson

Facing racism: The lasting effects of discrimination in GR's southeast community


Feature StorySouth Division

City sets sights on equitable development for S. Division, Burton Heights & Grandville Ave


Feature StoryMindy Ysasi

'How much more can this person take?' Residents & community groups fight for access to everyday life


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Speaking the language of community: Burton Heights & Garfield Park faith leaders focus on organizing


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An apple a day is the new Burton way: How students of color are gaining access to the tech sector


Feature StorySamantha Orozco

In underserved communities, providers tackle barriers to health care through empowerment & advocacy


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The strength of South Division: Working class forms the avenue's backbone


Feature StoryRaul Alvarez

With innovation and creativity, South Division food entrepreneurs carve out space for dreams


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