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Making green spaces more inclusive

When the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks was struggling to connect with residents in underserved areas, they decided to change the way they were doing things. Part of that meant hiring a neighborhood liaison, Yiovanny Cornejo, who led the charge to make the city's ...
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Grand Rapids schools tackle hunger, food insecurity with gardens

From providing lessons about growing food in urban spaces to giving children fresh produce to take home, school gardens are playing an increasingly vital role in Grand Rapids' community health landscape.
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Keeping the peace: Wayne State program on youth conflict resolution

As the 50th anniversary of the Detroit 1967 approaches, Wayne State University's Center for Peace and Conflict Studies continues to challenge tomorrow's young leaders to take action today.
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Center lights a path for homeless youth

Invisible to many in West Michigan, an average of 200 youth go without a place to sleep each night in the community. They've escaped violence, rejection and neglect. For youth who have no place to call home, HQ Runaway & Homeless Youth Drop-In Center offers a ...
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Metro Detroit employers offer family friendly policies to attract millennial workers

Workplaces across the nation are slow to meet the needs of a new generation of employees with families. Several metro Detroit employers are bucking that trend and leading the way to more family-oriented workplaces.
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