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$765,000 grant awarded to the City of Grand Rapids to strengthen afterschool programs




WHO: City of Grand Rapids’ Our Community’s Children - Expanded Opportunities

WHAT: Media Conference

WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 2012; 1 – 1:30 p.m.; City Hall Commission Chambers -
300 Monroe Ave.; 9th floor, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

WHY: The Wallace Foundation is awarding a new grant of $765,000 to the City of
Grand Rapids to strengthen its efforts to provide poor, urban youngsters with
high-quality afterschool programs to produce better outcomes for youth.
The City through Our Community’s Children’s community collaboration of the
Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Network, will use the grant to build a
sustainable system of high-quality after-school programs to children and teens by
more formally knitting-together government, schools, nonprofit youth programs,
United Way, and other institutions vital to providing these services, an approach
Wallace calls “system-building.”

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