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Join the Grand Rapids Community Media Center in our summertime activities

Submitted 07-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

WYCE, GRTV, our Education Department, our IT department for non-profits, Wealthy Theatre and The Rapidian are all hosting events this summer to help engage you in making and enjoying media.

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services spotlight: Learning to advocate while parenting

Submitted 07-11-2017 under OPINION

Our third child, Hannah, is hard of hearing. This caused my husband, Dave, and I to follow a path we likely would not have otherwise traveled. It’s been a journey filled with anxiety, discovery and development of life-long friendships.

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Arts in Motion uses expressive arts to enrich the lives of those living with physical, emotional or mental challenges

Submitted 06-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Arts in Motion who uses creative arts to help people living with disabilities express themselves creatively

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North Kent Connect helps provide access to basic needs, promotes economic independence

Submitted 06-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features North Kent Connect who helps those living in northern Kent County access basic living necessities and promotes economic independence through education and work opportunities

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First class of GRPS Challenge Scholars aims for free college

Submitted 06-16-2017 under NEWS

Union High School freshmen wrap up the school year with free college in mind, as the first group of potential Challenge Scholars in Grand Rapids Public Schools.

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Local tuition-free pharmacy technician program accepting applications

Submitted 06-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) is currently enrolling adults for September training programs in growing health care support fields. Interested students encouraged to attend free informational sessions.

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Mind Meets Music uses music to boost academic performance in vulnerable schools

Submitted 06-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Mind Meets Music who uses music to boost academic and literacy performance with high-needs students

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Local First aims to help businesses create community change with upcoming equity workshop

Submitted 06-13-2017 under NONPROFITS

The "Measure What Matters Workshop" on June 21, 2017 titled "Implementing Policies Promoting Inclusion and Equity" will focus on helping businesses create equitable practices.

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Grand Rapids gathers to celebrate Asian culture, heritage at first festival

Submitted 06-13-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Grand Rapids hosted the first Asian Festival on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Rosa Parks Circle. The festival was a cultural celebration with music, entertainment, food and dance.

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Camp Fire provides warm, safe places for children

Submitted 06-12-2017 under NEWS

Camp Fire West Michigan 4C provides after-school and summer programming for 1,300 students in Grand Rapids. Its program would go away if federal funding is cut.

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