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Awakening the lioness within

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 08-09-2012 under OPINION

Monica Quíroz is the President of the Parent Teacher Organization at César Chávez Elementary School. She is active in I Believe I Become activities. She is a community leader. But she wasn’t always this involved in her community and school....

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The power of neighborhood engagement in driving a movement

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 04-25-2012 under NONPROFITS

LINC's Neighborhood Engagement team has been an agent for change in our communities. The Believe 2 Become movement is inspiring parents and neighbors to look at the value of education in a new light. This movement is broad in scope and rich in...

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Digital divide narrows with Comcast's "Internet Essentials"

by (Benjamin Siekmeier)

Submitted 03-09-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

All Grand Rapids families with children who receive free school lunches may qualify for Comcast's "Internet Essentials" program, which offers broadband internet for $9.95 per month and an optional netbook for $149.99. The program...

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GRPS and ArtPrize: A collaboration not to be missed

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 09-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

  As ArtPrize 2011 kicks off Wednesday, September 21, GRPS’s involvement in this year’s event has certainly produced some unforgettable pieces. Not only is GRPS providing venues for the event, many GRPS students have partnered with...

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Standing on giants - Cesar Vargas' journey to graduation

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 09-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

“If I have seen further, it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants.” –Sir Isaac Newton Cesar Vargas has come a long way. Twice. First, he came to the U.S. from Mexico when he was six years old. He enrolled in school, and by...

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Going places - Thanh Vo's journey to graduation

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 08-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

   “I want to travel around the world, that’s my dream. Thanh Vo yearns to visit distant lands, explore far-away cultures, experience different cuisines and customs. He wants to live life to the fullest so he has no regrets...

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Shining bright - Kaniquia Williams' journey to graduation

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 08-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

   “Don’t mess up your freshman year! It will affect you so bad your senior year!” Kaniquia Williams is a vision in orange and black, her Ottawa Hills softball uniform. Or her Ottawa Hills marching band uniform. Whatever...

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“I Believe I Become” ArtPrize entry highlights student aspirations

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 08-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

  A team of visionary and creative art students from Grand Rapids Public Schools are working to create a mural to enter into this year’s ArtPrize competition with support from several local businesses. Local artists Georgia Taylor and...

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Singing strong - Breanna Toliver-Reed's journey to graduation

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 08-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

   “My favorite things are choir and musical theater.” Breanna Toliver-Reed’s email address includes “MzBreezz,” an apt description of her breezy style, her artistic flair, and her appealing confidence—...

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Engineering a career - Fernando Pichardo's journey to graduation

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 08-26-2011 under NONPROFITS

“My goal is to graduate from the University of Michigan.” Fernando Pichardo never took his eye off the ball during high school. At least, not very often. A strong tennis player in the very competitive O-K White Conference, Fernando...

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