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Selected Clips

GRPS launches teacher cadet program as part of effort to recruit more teachers of color

Winning the Right to Be Heard: Melvin Thomas poised to engage youth in urban classrooms

Choosing to stay close to home: Five families commit to an underutilized neighborhood school

A line in the sand: How Voters Not Politicians aims to end gerrymandering in Michigan

Neighborhoods of GR: Alger Heights, a community of little intentional actions

Passing it down: Leaders under 30 envision the future of youth in Grand Rapids

Helping to write beautiful stories: Leaders under 30 empower youth in Grand Rapids

Building Healthy Communities program aims to surround Michigan children with healthy living

Reb Roberts Gives Communities Hope Through Art

A Conversation with Eula Biss


Natalie is a talented, well organized writer. She does a fantastic job bringing the stories of people and communities to life. Natalie’s passion for education shines through her choices of topics and delivery of heartfelt articles.

-Lauren Fay Carlson, Editor, Rapid Growth Media