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Volunteers from BL2END improve North Park Elementary

by The Grand Rapids Press

“GRAND RAPIDS — A group of young professionals planned to spend the morning working at North Park. On their “to do” list for the park, 3375 Cheney Ave. NE, is painting equipment, installing native plants and preparing concrete surfaces for the stenciling of new playground games.

The group — Business Leaders Linked to Encourage New Directions, or BL2END — helps young professionals of color connect with peers, accelerate their career development and give back to the local community.

The group is working with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and parents and teachers at North Park Elementary on the project.”

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