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Urban Alliance appoints interim executive director

An economic development nonprofit in Kalamazoo chose an interim leader as it searches for its next permanent executive director.

In The Image hosting grand opening for new location

A 33-year-old nonprofit will celebrate the official opening of its new location in southeast Grand Rapids this week.

Amplify GR hires education director and communications manager

An economic development nonprofit focused on the southeast side of Grand Rapids hired a pair of individuals from one of the neighborhoods it serves to round out its team.

Wedgwood’s Employment Training Program launches Etsy shop

A social services nonprofit that serves youths launched an online shop through which the products teens make in its Employment Training Program can be purchased.

NIA Centre appoints executive director

A nonprofit working to establish an African American cultural center in Grand Rapids appointed a new executive director.

Grand Rapids Chamber adds talent programs

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is expanding its Create Great Leaders portfolio with the addition of two new talent development programs, Speak with Purpose and LeadUP.

Hospitality group raising funds for cancer research

Greenleaf Hospitality Group is partnering with Hockey For Life to raise funds for cancer research and to provide services to those currently fighting the disease.

Heart of West Michigan United Way receives rental assistance grant

Grand Rapids Community Foundation provided Heart of West Michigan United Way a $100,000 recoverable grant to help renters in Kent County stay in their homes.

Nonprofit offers farm-fresh foods for southwest Grand Rapids

United Church Outreach Ministry is offering a wide range of Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables at a reduced price to neighbors on the southwest side of Grand Rapids.

Organizations partner to deliver learning kits to children

Family Futures and Holland/Zeeland-based Ready for School are teaming up to provide more than 800 Kent County 3- and 4-year-olds with learning kits during their summer break.
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Alma considering request to house migrants

ALMA — A city in central Michigan is considering a request to turn a former nursing home into temporary housing for young migrants.

ICCF, BDR Custom Homes break ground on affordable home in Baxter neighborhood

Inner City Christian Federation and BDR Custom Homes broke ground on new affordable home construction Thursday.

Safe Haven Ministries hires new executive director

Safe Haven Ministries selected Rachel VerWys as the organization’s next executive director.

Meijer LPGA Classic introduces virtual run and walk event

Michiganders can compete in Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give’s new Virtual Run & Walk Challenge, starting Monday and ending June 20.

SEE appoints new executive director

Solutions to End Exploitation (SEE) chose its next executive director.
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Conservation corridor planned for Michigan’s western UP

MICHIGAMME TOWNSHIP — A conservation corridor with links to existing protected areas is planned for a remote region in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula.

West Michigan Partnership for Children launches Parent Engagement Program

A nonprofit foster care program is celebrating the launch of its Parent Engagement Program just in time for National Reunification Month.

Local Salvation Army celebrating National Donut Day

The Salvation Army of Kent County will deliver 35 dozen doughnuts Friday to thank first responders for their work in the community.

West Michigan’s 100 Businesses That Care chooses second charity to fund

New City Kids is the second recipient of a $50,000 donation from the West Michigan 100 Businesses That Care initiative.

Michigan United Way chapters launch summer food drive

The Michigan Association of United Ways and Kellogg Company are hosting a “Summer Stock Up” food drive in partnership with 24 United Way chapters across the state.

Mel Trotter launches public phase of capital campaign

Mel Trotter Ministries is well on its way to improving how it addresses the city’s homelessness crisis.

Partners form cat rescue nonprofit

A pair of local women founded a cat rescue nonprofit in Grand Rapids that will shelter and adopt out injured, neglected and stray cats.

Dwelling Place selects its next CEO

Community development corporation and nonprofit housing developer Dwelling Place selected Jeremy DeRoo as its next CEO.

New paddle club to host water races supporting charities

The newly formed nonprofit Muskegon Lakeshore Paddle Club will host community paddle events on June 12 and Aug. 28 on Mona Lake at Ross Park, 82 Randall Road in Norton Shores.

Ronald McDonald House announces facility upgrades

A nonprofit is nearing the end of a 17-room renovation at its local facility to better support families traveling to Grand Rapids for their children’s medical or mental health treatment.

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