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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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"Not relaxing or easy," students try living a month of poverty

Submitted 11-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

Students required to attend poverty simulation for a college course receive a unique lesson on what poverty actually means for local families.

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Young Nonprofit Professionals Network celebrating its eighth annual Leadership Awards

Submitted 11-10-2016 under NEWS

The community is invited to come honor local nonprofit professionals at the St. Cecilia Music Society on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

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Local professor engages social work students in understanding poverty

Submitted 11-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

Greg Scott, Professor of Social Work and Social Work Program Director at Kuyper College leads students through poverty simulation exercises to better prepare them for their careers.

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"The Characters that Lived" brings life to writing by young CYC authors

Submitted 11-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

CYC students wrote character sketches in afterschool programming and watched them come to life at Wealthy Theatre last Wednesday thanks to the performance of Grand Rapids improv actors.

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Tuned in, turned off and taking action: Bitter presidential campaign motivates students

Submitted 10-28-2016 under NEWS

From Innovation Central High School to government classes in the suburbs, the presidential campaign is stimulating plenty of student discussion. Both fascinated and repulsed by its bitter rhetoric, they say it motivates them to get politically involved.

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WMCAT teens dedicate new mural in Burton Heights

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

WMCAT teen artists install mural for House of Style, dedication on November 3 at 4 p.m.

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UCOM brings healthy, local food to Wyoming community

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

Program director Shawn Keener stocks her pantry with nutritious food, and clients like Lisette say they eat and live better as a result.

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