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At NECM, healthy food is a universal language

Submitted 01-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

North End Community Ministry relies on volunteers, food donors and local farms to feed its diverse neighborhood.

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Growing Up Blandford Campaign seeks to increase capacity for Blandford Nature Center

Submitted 01-04-2017 under NONPROFITS

Learn how you can help Blandford Nature Center “grow up” on this week’s episode of NPO Showcase.

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Cook Library Scholars supports community, becomes second family

Submitted 12-20-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Beyond educational support, the Cook Library Scholars program offers emotional solace to students and their families, and provides space for families to lead, even during difficult times.

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Housing + school + healthcare, all in one place

Submitted 12-19-2016 under NEWS

An unprecedented collaboration of school, housing and health care providers are creating Plaza Roosevelt, a comprehensive community development along Grandville Avenue SW that will feature the city's first dual-immersion Spanish/English high school

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Catalyst Radio: Red Project

Submitted 12-16-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

WYCE Catalyst Radio Ep48 Red Project

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Experience of food insecurity inspires Grand Valley student to help others

Submitted 12-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

As a kid, film student Gabby Vernon struggled with food insecurity. Now she's using her craft to feed others.

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Catalyst Radio: On the Ground's embedded journalism in Garfield Park and Burton Heights

Submitted 12-09-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Michelle Jokisch Polo, project editor for On the Ground, a special embedded journalism project with Rapid Growth Media.

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'Beautiful, cool and majestic': Urban students experience Lake Michigan

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NEWS

Many students in Grand Rapids Public Schools have never seen Lake Michigan. This year, every fifth-grader will, thanks to a partnership with a digital tech business.

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Steepletown tears down barriers to employment, hunger included

Submitted 11-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

The JobStart Initiative addresses participants' short-term needs so they can meet their long-term goals.

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Volunteer reading tutors help GRPS students improve reading proficiency, prepare for future success

Submitted 11-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

This week’s episode of NPO Showcase features Schools of Hope, a program of Heart of West Michigan United Way.

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