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  • We are excited to announce SpringGR!

    We are excited to announce SpringGR!

    March 23, 2015

    The Other Way is partnering with SpringGR to offer our neighbors the opportunity to develop their business ideas. Training, mentoring and networking are designed to restore entrepreneurial roots to the local neighborhood. The 11 week program will help budding entrepreneurs in Westown turn their ideas into thriving sustainable businesses.  

  • Meet our newest staff members . . .

    Meet our newest staff members . . .

    March 19, 2015

      Megan Emigh is our Volunteer Coordinator and Fund Development Coordinator. Megan is part time (20 hrs a week) and organizes our volunteer needs and all the people and groups who inquire about serving alongside our staff as volunteers. She also helps research grants and connects with groups who could help us meet our budget needs. Megan graduated last April from GVSU with a degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration, with an emphasis in Community Development, and a minor in Spanish. She volunteered in our food pantry during her junior year at GVSU. “I gained […]

  • Cheri

    Cheri

    March 19, 2015

    Cheri McClain-Beatty is our Community Resource Center (CRC) and Food Pantry Manager. Cheri is part time (20 hours a week), overseeing the CRC staff and all the workings of the Food Pantry. She manages all our pantry’s incoming donations, outgoing product to our neighbors and the full staff of pantry volunteers. Before coming to work at The Other Way, Cheri has worked as a pre-school teacher, medical secretary, children’s clothing designer and a graphic designer. As a member of Servant’s Community Church, she currently serves as a deacon. “I love my west side and am […]

  • Alvin

    Alvin

    March 19, 2015

    Alvin Gray is our Program Director. He is full time and oversees all ministry programs and program staff. Alvin will help our fully staffed program team coordinate, dream, facilitate, communicate and serve our neighbors with quality and faith filled programs. Most recently, Alvin was a Project Lift Coordinator at Brown Hutcherson Ministries and has served as an independent consultant in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion, strategic planning, and other organizational development practices. He has worked in both for-profit and not-for-profit management positions. Alvin has also enjoyed instructing leadership development courses with Grand Rapids […]