Children

Statewide funding cut hurts local families

by (FamilyFutures)

Submitted 10-24-2012 under NONPROFITS

On October 1, state funding for the Prevention Pilot Project in Michigan was unexpectedly cut from 11 service agencies in Grand Rapids, Flint and metro Detroit. These agencies had been responsible for reducing caseloads for Child Protective Services...

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Catalyst Radio: Art Aid Nov. 9 fundraiser to help bring education through art in Ethopia

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 10-19-2012 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 hear about Art Aid -- an effort from here in Grand Rapids that uses art as a learning tool in Ethiopia. We visit...

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Drink beer, support our creative youth

by (edelsteven)

Submitted 09-05-2012 under OPINION

This summer, Grand Rapids and Wyoming Public Schools learned they were denied federal funding that supported their after school programs. Nine Grand Rapids schools were left without any funds for after school programming, and Grand Rapids students...

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Dance program makes art more accessible to children

by (lizstudt)

Submitted 08-06-2012 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Hearts in Motion Dance Project was founded two years ago with a simple mission: make dance more accessible for families with children. Alison Brown, founder and head instructor of the project, felt the need for a new type of dance studio: one in...

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Male mentors needed for refugee and foster care youth

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 07-02-2012 under NONPROFITS

Bethany Christian Services mentoring program serves three youth populations: Domestic Foster Care, Refugee, and Youth Services (for youth transitioning out of foster care). At any given time, we have an average of 40-60 children and youth who have...

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Dads get their day as parents learn to play

by (FamilyFutures)

Submitted 06-15-2012 under NONPROFITS

Ah, Father’s Day. A great time to kick back with the kids and enjoy some quality time. Maybe play a game of catch. But wait, are your children ready to play catch? Is this the stage when you can do that? What other activities are good for this...

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Catalyst Radio: Refugee children find homes through aid of Bethany Christian Services

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-11-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW This episode of Catalyst Radio focuses on the Refugee Foster Care Program of Bethany Christian Services. In studio is Maureen Homrich, community...

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Male mentors needed for refugee and foster care youth

by (BethanyMentor)

Submitted 05-08-2012 under NONPROFITS

Bethany Christian Services mentoring program serves three youth populations: Domestic Foster Care, Refugee, and Youth Services (for older youth transitioning out of foster care). Currently, we have over 40 youth who have requested mentors and are...

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CLC Children are training for a marathon, "Make it Count" in Fifth Third River Bank Run

by (CLCenter)

Submitted 05-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

  The Conductive Learning Center (CLC), is proud to have been selected as an official Charity Partner for the 2012 Fifth Third River Bank Run. An Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge grant of $15,000.00 was awarded to CLC last fall as a...

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Dreams of graduating in America crushed

by (GAAH News Bureau)

Submitted 05-02-2012 under OPINION

Ravon M. The dream of an 18-year-old boy, Juan Rodriguez, of graduating high school in America, is crushed. Juan lived in Wyoming, MI. He wanted more than ever to finish high school and go to college. He wanted to be a construction worker. He was an...

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