The Rapidian

Believe 2 Become

Giant chess board engages public space in play

by (erictank)

Submitted 07-22-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, July 17 Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) in cooperation with Grand Rapids City Parks and the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) launched the inauguration of its new giant chess board outside of the GRAM on Monroe Center. The chess board is...

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Job well done: LINC celebrates emerging leadership

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 03-26-2014 under NONPROFITS

“So what is the impact? How do you measure it?” “How do you know you’re making a difference?” If you are a concerned citizen, a funder, a peer—really, anyone with an interest in community revitalization—...

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"Attendance + Effort = Success."

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 11-08-2013 under NEWS

Attendance challenges are underway throughout GRPS and the Believe 2 Become Hope Zones, and everyone is excited to be where the cool kids are—in school! Schools in the GRPS Hope Zones and district-wide are all tracking attendance, and the...

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Community Spotlight: Brian Beard

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 09-03-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

LINC knows that our communities are rich in one of the biggest assets there is—people. We know hundreds of people go above and beyond to make a difference, to help others. The LINC Neighborhood Engagement team is honored to work alongside...

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Ana Doonan: community servant and literacy advocate

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 11-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

“I truly believe that we all have a purpose,” said Ana Doonan when asked about life's twists and turns leading to her current role at LINC Community Revitalization. The organization, whose mission includes revitalizing neighborhoods...

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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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One person can change the world

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 07-24-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

LINC Community Revitalization Inc.: What compels you to take such an active part in the I Believe I Become movement? Minnie Dentmond: I like meeting people and talking with them. The I Believe I Become meetings provide a great opportunity for me to...

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Believe 2 Become Central Zone hosts Family Fun Night

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 04-28-2012 under NONPROFITS

Today, I have pride in my heart and a smile on my face for the Central Zone Community and the commitment families have made to stay involved with their children. This was made apparent as more than 190 parents and children filled the Seidman Boys...

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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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