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Parent driven advocacy organization works with GRPS to ensure students' needs are being met

Submitted 02-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

When GRPS announced cuts to Special Education summer programming, a group of parents and community members came together to form an advocacy organization that led a movement to keep programming intact.


Harrison Park students share events, programs benefiting community

Submitted 02-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

With programs ranging from "be nice." and a debate team, events and Facebook pages to celebrate students and more, there's a lot to know about what's going on at Harrison Park Elementary. Students ages 10 & 11 share what they think you should know.


Local Westside school collecting water for Flint Public Schools

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NEWS

Harrison Park Elementary students and staff are collecting bottled water to send to the schools in Flint to help with the water crisis.


Adult learners from the Literacy Center of West Michigan share their writing

Submitted 01-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Learners enrolled in the Family Literacy Program, at West Godwin Elementary, practiced their writing skills by writing encouraging letters to their children.


Food Bank helps hunger-relief agencies amplify impact

Submitted 01-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Hundreds of local food pantries and after-school programs have a hidden connection: Feeding America West Michigan.


Spring semester starts at Creative Youth Center

Submitted 01-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

New Year, new adventures! At the Creative Youth Center’s end-of-session party late last year, students, staff and volunteers looked forward to the beginning of the next session, starting January 11.


City Commission to vote on GR Forward plan

Submitted 12-08-2015 under NEWS

GR Forward will head to a final vote at the City Commission on Dec. 15, following months of public forums and approval from the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the Grand Rapids Planning Commission.


Area refugees work to overcome cultural barriers, challenges

Submitted 12-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

As local refugees work to help their children navigate the school system while navigating a new culture themselves, the West Michigan Education and Cultural Center provides education and liaison services as they build community in West Michigan.


Robots are here! Volunteers needed

Submitted 11-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

GRPS FIRST Robotics looking for volunteers


Public Library to host #RacisminGR discussion

Submitted 11-10-2015 under NEWS

On November 16 at 6:30 p.m., Partners for a Racism Free Community will be holding the fourth part of their #RacisminGR discussion series.