Lead poisoning prevention as economic development

by (Healthy Homes C...)

Submitted 10-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

October 19 - 25, 2014, is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. You’re probably asking yourself, “Is lead still a problem?” The short answer is yes, but it’s important to note that today’s concern is not the same...

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Catalyst Radio: Lutheran Social Services working for families, children, seniors

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-16-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we highlight the nonprofit efforts of Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.  Foster care, adoption, refugee and...

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Catalyst Radio: Grants available through Healthy Homes Coalition to get lead contamination out of homes

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-26-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we highlight the nonprofit Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan – working to improve children’s health...

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Peter and the Wolf

by (careballet)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under

The story of Peter and the Wolf will come to life on stage, the final weekend of ArtPrize.  The performance is one-hour long and will include the classic story of Peter and the Wolf as well a short contemporary piece titled Unlimited Second...

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Girls Inc. program seeks to educate, motivate Grand Rapids youth

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 08-13-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The YWCA West Central Michigan is partnering with the national Girls Inc. preventative program program aimed at girls ages 6-18. The Girls Inc. mission is to inspire all girls to be “strong, smart and bold” and to prevent future...

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Gilda's Club Camp Sparkle hits 10 year anniversary

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 08-07-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Gilda’s Club, a local nonprofit organization that aids in cancer support and grief counseling, runs a summer camp called Camp Sparkle. Camp Sparkle is aimed at children entering into kindergarten and up to the fifth grade. On Tuesdays this...

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NPO Showcase: Kent County Free Preschool Campaign

by (GRTV)

Submitted 07-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

This segment of NPO Showcase features the Kent County Free Preschool Campaign, a partnership of many educational and community organizations who have come together to provide free preschool for families in need. Judy Freeman, Director of the Great...

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Story Matters: Paxton Butler shares his favorite parts of Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Remembering Noah

by (LCirivello)

Submitted 05-09-2014 under OPINION

I never met Noah Miesch, but I remember him. Thanks to a mother willing to share both the joy and the pain of her son’s life and death, many grateful readers will welcome Noah into their memories as well. "He Plays a Harp," a new...

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Local shelters strive to curb trend of child homelessness in Grand Rapids

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 02-05-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

For many children in Grand Rapids, waking up without a place to call home is not a bad dream. For many children, homelessness is a reality. Cindy Longyne, communications manager for Mel Trotter Ministries, says there are 45 children currently...

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