North End Wellness Coalition Celebrates 5 years

The North End Wellness Coalition (NEWC) turned 5 in January 2020 and is celebrating its robust and growing membership. The coalition is “moving the needle” toward wellness in the Creston Neighborhood. NEWC publishes a semi-monthly newsletter, “North End Wellness Newsletter.” This year they will be providing Mental Health training to the Creston Business Community and … Read more

Pancake Breakfast – March 21!

A date has been announced for CNA’s annual pancake breakfast: Saturday, March 21, 8:30am – 11:00am at Second Congregational Church! Come on out and meet your neighbors at the Creston Neighborhood Association’s annual pancake breakfast! A delicious meal with pancakes, eggs, bacon, juice, & coffee will be served. Resource tables will also be there for … Read more

CNA’s Executive Assistant, Sue Capps, Retires

After 20 years serving the Creston Neighborhood Association as Executive Assistant, Sue Capps is retiring! The longest running employee of CNA, Sue has been witnessed many changes in Creston and accomplishments of CNA. Please join us in thanking her for her contribution and wishing her the best in retirement!

Paid Internship Opportunities at CNA

CNA has received grant funding to offer several paid internships: CLIMATE CHAOS ORGANIZING INTERN: Bilingual Spanish/English required.  The work includes door knocking, surveying, and helping conduct focus groups with residents. RESEARCH & COMMUNICATIONS INTERN: This position involves researching, analyzing and compiling the numerous funding sources for energy efficiency work on homes and communicating with project … Read more

An update on Riverside Park Improvements

Community Journal Post Submitted by: Megan Kruis, Executive Director, Creston Neighborhood Association (Submit YOUR community journal post here!) ______________________ On September 30, 2019, staff of the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department met with neighbors to present options for Riverside Park Improvements.  The presented options were based on feedback Parks staff received at … Read more

New to Creston: The North Quarter Pathways

Community Journal Post Submitted by: Erica Farr, Public Health Intern, North End Wellness Coalition Jacqueline Brayman, Project Manager, North End Wellness Coalition Sarah Keller, Public Health Intern, Access of West Michigan Nancy Brubaker, Access of West Michigan (Submit YOUR community journal post here!) ______________________ Creston is the hottest neighborhood in America and is now the … Read more

Meet your neighbors at CNA’s Annual Meeting on October 24th

Community Journal Post Submitted by: Kristina Colby, Creston Resident (Submit YOUR community journal post here!) ______________________ Creston residents and CNA members are invited to attend the annual meeting on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at Palmer School (309 Palmer St NE). Event Schedule: 5:30-6:00 – Free Dinner – ‘Break bread’ with your neighbors!    5:30-6:15 – GREAT … Read more

Community Input Needed for Riverside Park Improvements

Improvements are coming to Riverside Park! You are invited to a second meeting to review concept plans. Your input and feedback will help us build a park that fits the needs of your neighborhood. Monday, Sept. 30. 6:00-7:00pm The meeting will take place at Riverside Park Bandshell Shelter, 2001 Monroe Ave NE, near the baseball … Read more