Explore: In The Community

Love at First Bus Ride

Two people standing in front of a parked bus.

The season of love is upon us. What better way to celebrate than showcasing a couple who met while riding The Rapid. Hitting it off with someone you meet while riding the bus isn’t uncommon. In fact, connecting with new people is one of the benefits of using public transportation. But sometimes these meetings can end… Read more »

Motivational Monday: Boy Scouts of America

Scouting isn’t just about camping, building fires and making lifelong friends. Boy Scouts of America helps to build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. Scouting provides unique, life-changing experiences for all involved. FOX 17 Morning Mix visited Boy Scouts of America right here in Grand Rapids to learn about their work and… Read more »

City of Tomorrow Challenge: Crowdsourcing Mobility Solutions for Grand Rapids

City of Tomorrow Challenge

The City of Grand Rapids and Ford Motor Company recently announced the Grand Rapids City of Tomorrow Challenge – a crowdsourcing platform for residents, businesses and community groups to propose and pilot solutions that improve mobility in Grand Rapids. The City of Tomorrow Challenge is focused on identifying opportunities to create immediate impact for residents… Read more »

Motivational Monday: Down Syndrome Association

Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan

One out of 700 births is affected by Down Syndrome. The Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan strives to create communities that embrace Down syndrome, empower individuals and promote opportunities for meaningful lives.   Let this amazing organization help motivate you to do something good today.

Motivational Monday: Alternatives in Motion

Alternatives in Motion

For many with an injury or disability, insurance doesn’t always cover all of the equipment required to ensure they are able to remain mobile and independent.  Alternatives in Motion is working to enhance independence through access to mobility equipment in West Michigan. In 2017, Alternatives in Motion served more than 400 people with disabilities. Their… Read more »

Motivational Monday: The Salvation Army

Volunteer at Salvation Army

We partner with FOX 17 to bring you inspiring stories of organizations doing amazing work in West Michigan. The Salvation Army may be an international organization, but they’re making a big impact locally. Throughout West Michigan, The Salvation Army provides a variety of services for individuals and families throughout West Michigan. Available services include food pantries, assistance… Read more »

Motivational Monday: Feeding America West Michigan

Feeding American West Michigan Mobile Food Bank

Get motivated this Monday by learning about an organization doing good within our community! We’ve teamed up with FOX 17 Morning Mix to bring you bi-weekly segments to get you motivated and inspired. Did you know that hunger threatens one in eight of your neighbors? Feeding America West Michigan exists to ensure safe food is… Read more »

Motivational Monday: Kids’ Food Basket

Kids' Food Basket

Did you know? One in five Michigan kids is affected by hunger. Kent County alone has 28,700 children that are considered “food insecure.” Kids’ Food Basket is leading the way to ensure that kids in our community don’t miss any meals. Each and every weekday Kids’ Food Basket and their many volunteers are serving children across… Read more »