Diversity and inclusion

Feature Story Women of Color Give members Kim Koeman, Rebekah Bakker and Robyn Afrik.
Feature Story Henry and Lindsay Cherry co-founded I AM Academy, which empowers Black students and is behind the 2021 Juneteenth festival in Holland.

Juneteenth returns with fun and a renewed purpose


Feature Story West Ottawa senior Nayeli Mora took home the Michigan Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year award and will compete for the regional title next month.

Holland Youth of the Year Nayeli Mora wins state title


Development News Bare All Clothing

GRABB grants help area Black businesses navigate COVID-19


Feature Story Rapper Rakim will discuss his book as part of GRCC's Diversity Lecture Series.
Feature Story Kelly Springer is CEO of Metal Flow Corp.

Metal Flow CEO honored as Woman of Achievement and Courage


Feature Story Cynthia Martinez films Daniel, a student in the TRIO Upward Bound program.

Filmmaker gives a voice to first gen college students


Feature Story As it rolls out the COVID-19 vaccines, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health has worked with community organizations to work toward equitable vaccine distribution in communities of color.

Creating vaccine equity in Ottawa County


Development News Robert Cloy

“Shade is an equity issue.”


Feature Story Robyn Afrik is Ottawa County’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Ottawa County DEI office details first year on the job


Feature Story Joe Matthews is the Vice President of Purchasing and Diversity Officer for Zeeland-based Gentex Corp.

Lakeshore Advantage launches 'certify your business' video series


Feature Story Kwame Alexander will visit Hope College virtually during a Big Read Black History Month event Feb. 26.

Celebrating Black History Month on the Lakeshore


Feature Story Three recent high school scholarship winners with a CFHZ donor.

Hundreds of scholarships available through CFHZ


Feature Story The leadership team of Women of Color Give.

Women of Color Give completes first round of grant awards