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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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City Connection: Mayor Bliss, Program Director Harris to discuss LEAD program and Mayor's 100 initiative

Submitted 06-12-2017 under NEWS

Shannon Harris, program director in the city's Our Community's Children office, will be the guest during the June 12 episode.

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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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'Communities are going to see repercussions' from Trump after-school cuts, leaders say

Submitted 06-09-2017 under NEWS

GRPS and other school districts are alarmed by the proposed $9.2 billion cut in federal funding to schools, which would eliminate after-school and summer programs for 6,500 local students.

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Disability Advocates' Adaptive Home Solutions helps resolve barriers to independent living

Submitted 05-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Disability Advocates of Kent County who works alongside people with disabilities seeking to lead self-directed lives.

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Nonprofit volunteer fair scheduled for May 31

Submitted 05-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Explore volunteer opportunities for summer!

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Local First launches sustainable business education series

Submitted 05-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

Local First launches its sustainable business education series: Measure What Matters Workshop series. The first workshop is this afternoon, May 9, 2017.

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City Connection: Special Events Supervisor, Mayor Bliss to talk about city events

Submitted 05-01-2017 under NEWS

Evette Pittman, Special Events Supervisor, will be the guest on the May 1 episode of City Connection.

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Kit-A-Gin preschool garden receives Neighborhood Match Fund

Submitted 04-25-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Huron Potawatomi Head Start is one of the first recipients of Grand Rapids' Neighborhood Match Fund. Local preschoolers will get the opportunity to experience the healthy benefits of being out in nature and learning about the origin of their food.

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Blandford expansion grows Nature's Learning Lab for students

Submitted 04-21-2017 under NEWS

Generations of students have trekked the wooded trails of Blandford Nature Center. Now their environmental education will be enhanced by the new Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center opening on Earth Day.

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