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Paul Kopenkoskey is a freelance writer for Gemini Publications who resides in Grand Rapids.
Sometimes the workplace is the only place where victims feel safe.
November 8, 2013
The tentacles of domestic abuse reach into many areas of the workplace, costing U.S. employers $5 billion annually, according to a family violence expert. Read More
Establishing Elves & More West Michigan and helping form Grand River Bank keep Liz Bracken engaged in the community.
November 1, 2013
There are low-income children in Grand Rapids whose lives are brighter because Elizabeth “Liz” Bracken didn’t want her two daughters to think Christmas centered only on amassing as many gifts as possible. Read More
Manuel Brenes rides herd on Latino students to help them reach their full potential.
October 25, 2013
Manuel Brenes remembers the rope burns on his father’s hands, the result of roping cattle while on a cattle drive. Read More
October 21, 2013
Improving the outlook of the public’s well-being starts with successfully educating the area’s college students. Credit for achieving this vital task is partly due to Dr. Jean Nagelkerk, vice provost for health at Grand Valley State University. Read More
Gloria Lara finds her challenge in bringing Girl Scouts to new populations where it is not a tradition.
September 13, 2013
Growing up, Gloria Lara never had the chance to be a Girl Scout. Read More