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Junior Achievement is helping to change the problem of women in STEM

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 01-24-2019 under NONPROFITS

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) readiness research shows that nearly 1/4 of all job in the United States require a high level of STEM knowledge. Growth in these positions is set to considerably outpace non-STEM jobs in the future....

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Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes Helps Fourth Graders Run School Wide Flea Market

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 12-31-2018 under NONPROFITS

Fourth grade students at Wealthy Elementary put on a school wide Flea Market to sell their homemade goods. Students have been learning about economics in their Social Studies classes, along with Junior Achievement (JA) volunteers coming to the...

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Grand Rapids brothers create local social app to strengthen community

by (Mikayla Balk)

Submitted 11-02-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The founders of Grand Rapids social app Yote seek to not only bring more technology companies to GR following their new artificial intelligence, but they also have another vision in mind. They see loneliness as a widespread force of unhappiness that...

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Downtown Market to host upcoming Flight Friday featuring a selection of bite-sized cuisine

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 04-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

On April 27, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host Flight Friday, a food and drink small bites event, from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. What is a flight, you ask? In a nutshell, a flight is a number of small bites of food or drink, for the purpose of...

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Equity issues: Entrepreneur Adriane Johnson speaks out

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 01-10-2017 under OPINION

Part 4 During a recent roundtable discussion with local small business owners, hosted by MiBiz, the all-white panel brought up the large economic gap between people of color and whites in Grand Rapids. As I continue the conversation in...

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Equity issues: The role of mentoring

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 01-05-2017 under OPINION

Part 3 of 4 During a recent roundtable discussion with local small business owners, hosted by MiBiz, some on the all-white panel brought up the large economic gap between people of color and whites in Grand Rapids. As I researched the issue,...

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Equity issues: West Michigan businesses should measure progress

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 01-04-2017 under OPINION

Part 2 During a recent roundtable discussion with local small business owners, hosted by MiBiz, the all-white panel brought up the large economic gap between people of color and white people in Grand Rapids. In Part 2, I talk with one of the...

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Shared leadership enhances trust, utilizes skills

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 12-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

Shared leadership is an innovative, modern twist on traditional organizational structure that turns a strict hierarchy on its end. Co-Executive Directors Emma Garcia and Christina Swiney recently shared how their nonprofit Access of West Michigan...

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Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses move conversation to action at #TheShift Summit

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 11-08-2016 under NEWS

Are you ready to make #TheShift? Jamiel Robinson wants to know. Robinson, founder of Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB), is organizing #TheShift Summit, taking place Friday, November 18 at the Seidman College of Business on GVSU’s...

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Planned Parenthood is now a unified, statewide organization in Michigan

by (PPMI)

Submitted 05-23-2016 under NONPROFITS

As Planned Parenthood celebrates its 100th anniversary nationally this year, a new era begins in Michigan: two Planned Parenthood affiliates have come together to form Planned Parenthood of Michigan. Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI) is the...

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