This summer CFG is FULL of determination to DO (MORE) GOOD!
Do you love giving back to your community? Do you like to collaborate with talented teams? You don't need to be a master web developer to help at Code for Good WM events. We look for volunteers who design, strategize, help with logistics, and more! Sound like you?
Sign up now to volunteer with the August Workshop for Good: we’ll spend a Saturday creating custom solutions that help local non-profits do their good work well.
Link to sign up to volunteer! - http://bit.ly/CFGVolunteer
Join us for the first of our FREE workshops in the comedic style of Commedia dell’Arte - physical comedy, slapstick antics, and zany characters abound in this ongoing series of workshops from CdA expert TJ Corbett. It’s a different workshop every time! Grow improv skills - maximize your character choices - let’s get whacky!
Code For Good will be hosting it’s second panel discussion, Lead for Good: Rising into Leadership, on Wednesday July 17th.
Emerging and rising leaders in our community are changing the face of leadership through their courage, innovation, and insight, and we look forward to hearing from--and learning with--these trailblazing voices:
Megan Hopkins, Executive Director of Safe Haven
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Angel Barreto-Cruz, Co-Founder of Loop Coding Center
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Kelsey Perdue, Assistant Technology Campus Director, Grand Circus
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Tracy Olmsted, UX Design Systems Lead / Digital Asset Management Program Owner at Amway
(Free food and beverages will be available.)
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Parttaaayy! We are very stoked to be hosting The Spoke Folks for their First Annual Spring Fundraiser Celebration. All funds raised will support The Spoke Folks Grand Re-Opening at new location. Hope we see you there!
Shadows are what create depth and emotion to your portraits, but different face types require different lighting setups. Knowing how to shape light and shadows is what separates the pros from beginners. Come learn the fundamentals of lighting portrait photography from an award winning LA photographer. This workshop is 100% free to attend - just bring a camera and a notebook.
About the Instructor:
Dominic Alvarez has over 5 years experience in professional photography and was featured in Glendale Galleria Art show in 2017. He specializes in taking head shots for actors and actress. After spending his career in LA, Dominic decided to move to Grand Rapids this past summer. He now spends his time collaborating with Michigan based photography agencies and producing product photography for Good Will. To learn more, check out: https://domalvarez.com/.
Velocity Research wants to meet you! Join their first open house where they will share more about what they are offering and how they can help you find the right people. Enjoy complimentary wine and snacks while you build your network and get to know the Velocity Team.
If you're a creative professional, you have a brand. Your brand is represented in many different places - in your product or service, in your reputation, and... online. For creatives, the latter can be daunting. Most people expect you to have a website or online portfolio, but how do you set one up?
33% of the internet is powered by WordPress, and it's one of the most powerful, community-supported website building platforms you can use. Coding from scratch is unnecessarily hard and takes your focus off your creative work, yet plug-and-play solutions slot your brand in a box. Building your own site gives you all the control... but it feels daunting, right? - now you have an opportunity to get up and running with professional help.
If you're just starting out or have a website that you need some help with, this workshop is for you.
PLEASE NOTE: though the workshop is free and you're not required to purchase anything, you will receive the most benefit if you purchase hosting for your website beforehand.
We recommend purchasing through SiteGround's StartUp package:
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Cameron has been involved in web development for over sixteen years. The owner of Grand Rapids web design company Emberly Digital, Cameron works with many corporations and government organizations to help them create an effective online identity. His passion is helping others tell their story with creative, effective online marketing.
Explore gender (beyond the binary) with our reading and discussion of Who Are You? by Brook Pessin-Whedbee. This children’s book introduces common terms like ‘nonbinary’ and ‘cisgender’ and helps unpack the misinformation we’ve all been taught about gender. After the reading, we’ll learn from each other’s diverse personal experiences. In a facilitated discussion, we’ll explore questions like “What is social identity?” and “Why do pronouns matter?” You’ll go home inspired and informed, with a better understanding of yourself and the people around you. Registration for the event is free but seating is limited, so click the Eventbrite link to reserve your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gender-beyond-the-binary-a-pop-up-dialogue-at-little-space-studio-tickets-58660093920
About the Facilitator
Emily Trevor was introduced to Intergroup Dialogue when she enrolled in a facilitator training course at Knox College. Throughout her time at Knox, she facilitated and participated in more than 25 dialogues. Since moving to West Michigan, Emily has facilitated dialogues on gender and sexuality with co-workers at Heart of West Michigan United Way and is currently building a curriculum to lead staff trainings and dialogues at Phoenix Society, the leading national non-profit empowering burn survivors and their families.
This introductory workshop from The Proper Lady – a local group that uses a consent-based education model to offer discussions about sexual, mental, physical, and spiritual health for young women – includes education on consent and its cultural history, sexuality, and mindfulness. Unlike the traditional sexual health educational setting, The Proper Lady community workshops are held in small groups with intentional guidelines encouraging vulnerability and safety. This free event is an open workshop for all ages 18 and up.
Kelsey Dean is a community organizer and holistic educator in Grand Rapids. Kelsey graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BS in Biomedical Science. She worked with AmeriCorps in Sonoma County doing community outreach and sexual health for homeless families and at-risk youth during the 2014 housing crisis. She completed her full spectrum doula certification in 2016 and is enrolled in the National Midwifery Institute. She is currently pursuing her education to become a certified professional home birth midwife. Kelsey is also an avid yogini, a story gatherer, and a slow runner.
This workshop will break down the different ways you can rise your vibration though food, environment and movement, creating mindfulness and a more fulfilling life. The higher your vibration is, the more you feel balanced physically, emotionally and mentally. You experience greater personal power, clarity, peace, love, and joy. This will benefit you greatly in life ups and downs. Having the tools to rise your vibration will help you make better decisions with a clear mind, ending in better results. The event is free, but donations are welcome.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Bethany Block uses mindful therapy in coaching clients to get to the root of sickness, depression, anxiety, unhealthy habits, and stress. She has been working in holistic teaching for 10 years.
“I believe acknowledging where it began and providing tools to work though the events of the past will reset the mind to make healthier life choices. I also use a science-based approach when working on the physical side of treatment, using herbal medicine and nutrition to allow the body to heal naturally.”