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Rising GRPS grad rates 'a community effort'

Submitted 03-24-2017 under NEWS

A nearly 50 percent improvement in the graduation rate of Grand Rapids Public Schools students reflects the commitment of community and parents as well as teachers and students, says Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal. She is confident the district will surpass state averages in time.

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Catalyst Radio: Grand Rapids celebrates Trans Day of Visibility

Submitted 03-24-2017 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Kayden Grinwis and Ellie Webster, board members with Grand Rapids Pride Center, about International Transgender Day of Visibility, being celebrated in Grand Rapids March 24-30.

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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Chanae Jackson

Submitted 03-24-2017 under NEWS

In this five part series, residents of the greater Grand Rapids area share their personal stories of housing insecurity and homelessness. Part 5.

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Experts from Rose Center for Public Leadership make case for equity in development

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NEWS

A panel of experts presented findings to city staff, development leaders and community members on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at City Hall focusing on one key issue: why equity is an investment.

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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Joyce Daniels

Submitted 03-23-2017 under NEWS

In this five-part series, residents of the greater Grand Rapids area share their personal stories of housing insecurity and homelessness. Part 4.

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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Karla Monterusso

Submitted 03-22-2017 under NEWS

In this five-part series, residents of the greater Grand Rapids area share their personal stories of housing insecurity and homelessness. Part 3.

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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Carla Dentmond

Submitted 03-21-2017 under NEWS

In this five-part series, residents of the greater Grand Rapids area share their personal stories of housing insecurity and homelessness. Part 2.

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Faces of the Grand Rapids housing crisis: Minnie Dentmond

Submitted 03-20-2017 under NEWS

In this five-part series, residents of the greater Grand Rapids area share their personal stories of housing insecurity and homelessness. Part 1.

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'Championing female leaders of color in West Michigan'

Submitted 03-17-2017 under NEWS

Shannon Cohen and Patricia Sosa VerDuin presented "Invisible Walls, Ceilings and Floors" on March 2 and 16, 2017 detailing thier research about the experiences of women of color in leadership.

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Catalyst Radio: Community Read explores identity, diversity in America

Submitted 03-17-2017 under NEWS

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Jennifer Jameslyn from the GVSU Community Reading Project, which this year is focusing on the book The True American by Anand Giridharadas.

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