Social Justice

Feature Story “Old Heart” co-stars Melanie Lamrock as Sarah van Praag and Jakari Carson as Lt. Tom Johnson

Filmmaker turns Norton Shores author’s novel into MCC play


Feature Story Boys and Girls Club staff celebrate with Isabel Shepard (center) after she was named Michigan Youth of the Year.

West Ottawa's Isabel Shepard is state Youth of the Year


Feature Story ODC received funding for the launch of Project 180, a new nature-based summer education program.

Ottawa County details $57 million in ARPA money payouts


Feature Story The 2022 Holland Human Relations Commission Social Justice Awards recipients pose for a picture after the awards ceremony.
Feature Story Robinson Landing in Grand Haven broke ground in 2022 and now has 16 income-restricted and 14 market-rate homes.

New tools help Housing Next connect communities, developers


Feature Story Tom Sikkema is responsible for promoting Go MUVE’s tagging feature, which enables users to identify levels of accessibility within their community.
Feature Story An aerial view shows progress Monday on a Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build on the Vista Green project.
Feature Story Harbor Humane Society is expanding its ways of helping people keep their pets with them during a crisis by adding a staff position, a community outreach manager. Here, a staff member poses with one of the cats housed at HHS.

How Harbor Humane Society can help pet owners in crisis


Feature Story Liz Keegan, director of education and outreach at the Center, and Delores Trese, managing attorney at Legal Aid of Western Michigan, have been spreading the word on how tenants can recognize when they are victims of discrimination, as well as how to

5 things tenants, landlords should know about housing rights


Feature Story The Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance’s “Nonprofit Community Assessment” launched in 2019 to help measure the overall health of the local nonprofit community. The 2022 report was released at an event at Midtown Center in Holland earlier this month.

Nonprofit survey reveals burnout, DEI struggles and triumphs