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Welcome to the CMC

For over 25 years the Community Media Center has acquired and maintained technology tools, media services and community venues to benefit the Grand Rapids community. Explore this site to discover how CMC's television, radio, IT, education and live theatre resources are here to help you.

Blog or Message Board?

Posted: 02/23/2009

So you want a blog. But do you really want a blog, or is what you really want a message board? This tends to be a large point of confusion for many of our members with sites created through the IT department. To help clear up the confusion I wanted to pass along a link to the CommonCraft blog where the author does an excellent job explaining the differences between these two technologies.

Grand Rapidians will have the opportunity to become citizen reporters with a soon-to-be established network of neighborhood news bureaus in the city, thanks to a $128,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Grand Rapids Community Foundation will use the funds to establish four neighborhood news bureaus in the city.  Matching grants from the Community Foundation and other sources will round out the launch of program.

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On Friday, January 16th, Grand Rapids Community Media Center will be moving to a new Internet service provider.  Because we are moving to a new provider, all of our public IP addresses will be changing.  During the hours of 2pm - 8pm, users may experience problems connecting to GRCMC's website ( and our mail server (  We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this upgrade. 

Alert Labs Launch

Posted: 01/05/2009

Alert Labs Launch

The CMC IT team is proud to announce the launch of, the new web presence for Alert Labs, a non-profit  using social norms to prevent underage drinking and other drug use. The site contains a custom blog, a media gallery which lets you rate each item, and plenty of good information.

Coleman A. Young Foundation Launch

The CMC IT Team is proud to announce the launch of the new web presence for the Coleman A. Young Foundation of Detroit. The site not only helps communicate their organization and their great work with students from Detroit, it also helps streamline their work. People can now apply for any of their programs online, nominate an outstanding educator for the "Detroit Educator of the Year" award, and those accepted to the scholarship program can now handle all of their paperwork online. It also provides an area where past and...

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