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Rethinking child support, Part 1: How good parents go to jail

Submitted 08-08-2017 under OPINION

Examining why the our child support system is out of sync with society, and its impact on Kent County’s most economically disadvantaged parents.

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On being a first generation college student

Submitted 07-25-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Diving into the college world without the resources and advice of family who attended can be tricky to navigate but with some advice and storytelling we can help bridge the gap for incoming first-generation students. We will be covering this topic during the month of August.

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Movies in the Park celebrates its fifth season in Ah-Nab-Awen-Park

Submitted 06-30-2017 under NEWS

Celebrating its fifth season this summer, Movies in the Park is Grand Rapids’ premier outdoor film series. Every other Friday from June to August, the community is invited to spend an evening of free activities in Ah-Nab-Awen-Park, hosted by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and partners.

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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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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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Annual "Día del Sol" fundraiser celebrates Grandville Avenue community

Submitted 06-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

On June 15, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities will be hosting their annual fundraiser at the Goei Center.

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To measure a year: Reflecting on ACT's apprenticeship program

Submitted 05-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

Consulting Writer Annabelle Miller reflects on the power and impact of ACT's first apprenticeship program.

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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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