The City of Grand Rapids is looking to get residents, neighborhood associations, businesses, non-profits, and government officials together, to help build stronger neighborhoods in Grand Rapids. They're holding the Third Annual Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit on Saturday, March 4th, from 8:30am to 3pm. And it's free!

Want to learn more about your neighborhood, your rights, how you can help make things better, not only for you, but for the people around you, too? Want to learn how to get involved in running the city? Want to learn more about how to support our schools?

The goal is to build better neighborhoods, and improve the quality of life for everyone in Grand Rapids. There will be a keynote from author Gyasi Ross, as well as workshops and lunch activities.

There will be childcare available if you register in advance, and GR Public Schools will also be offering free neighborhood transportation to and from the event! Bicycle racks, and discounted parking in the GRCC Bostwick Parking Ramp will also be available. There will also be Spanish-English translation services.

There's even going to be breakfast and lunch served! They're doing everything possible to make it easy for you to come get involved.

The is "Organizing Our Power For Change", and features workshops such as:

  • Beyond Voting: How to Get Involved in Running Your City
  • The Rent is Too High: Tenant Rights 101
  • The Power of the Pen…or Keyboard! How to Share and Shape the Narrative of Your Community
  • What is Being an Ally in the Struggle for Racial Equity?
  • Strong Schools, Strong Neighborhoods: Neighbors Talking Action to Support Our Schools
  • Mobilizing Racial Equity in Policy and Practice

Get signed up now for the March 4th summit, and see how you can help make change!