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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Robots are here! Volunteers needed

Submitted 11-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

GRPS FIRST Robotics looking for volunteers

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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.

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