advocacy

Elizabeth Stoddard of Fair Housing educates to end discrimination

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 07-01-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Passionate is the first word Elizabeth Stoddard, Director of Advocacy at the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan will use to describe herself. Stoddard is passionate about Fair Housing and the Grand Rapids area. Stoddard has been the Director of...

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Food Bank luncheon provides 192,000 meals for local families

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 06-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

At its Many Hands Against Hunger fundraising luncheon Tuesday, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank raised $48,000, enough to provide 192,000 meals to food-insecure families in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Judge Sara Smolenski gave a...

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9-year-old anti-hunger advocate to join Judge Smolenski on stage at luncheon

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 06-02-2014 under NONPROFITS

On June 10, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is hosting a fundraising luncheon to support hunger relief in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. The event, called Many Hands Against Hunger, features an encore appearance from Judge Sara...

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The LINC Academy for Social Transformation--Two Years of Leadership, Community & More.

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 01-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

“Everyone is a leader.” This was the phrase shared on the first day of the LINC Academy for Social Transformation (L.A.S.T.), a leadership experience designed by LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. to empower residents, to nurture...

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Jared Rodriguez speaks to literacy advocacy

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 12-16-2013 under NONPROFITS

Jared Rodriguez, new Advisory Council co-chairperson to the Community Literacy Initiative (CLI), has a rich background of advocacy work in Grand Rapids and in the state of Michigan. Most recently, he founded and served as President of the West...

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Taking a serious look at the future of the Black community in GR

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 10-25-2013 under NONPROFITS

When weighing the balance of history and the present, there's only one question that really matters: What will the future look like? "Empower Michigan", an initiative spearheaded by activists Jonathan Jelks, LINC Community Liaison...

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Judge Smolenski rallies support for West Michigan's hungry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan hunger hasn’t gone away. In fact, year to date, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank has distributed 14 percent more food this year than it did in 2012. To meet the growing demand for its services, Feeding America West...

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National Right to Literacy Scroll Comes to Grand Rapids

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 09-11-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan has received the national Right to Literacy Scroll and will seek signatures from Grand Rapids residents to show their support for literacy and volunteering.  The Scroll has traveled to over 100 cities and...

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Hunger Action Week 2012 kicks apathy with awareness

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 08-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

Hunger Action Week returns for its second year this September. The annual series of events, organized by the Food and Nutrition Coalition, a subcommittee of Kent County’s Essential Needs Taskforce, boasts a revamped itinerary and a sharper...

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A Year in our Neighborhood: Visual highlights from 2011

by (crestongr)

Submitted 04-18-2012 under NONPROFITS

2011 was an eventful year in the Creston neighborhood for artists, environmentalists, advocates, businessmen, and neighbors alike. In this photo essay, you will see the following stories of the Creston neighborhood unfold. Neighbors gathered to...

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