United Way awards mini-grants to 19 local agencies for Census outreach

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 07-10-2019 under NONPROFITS

On Tuesday, July 9, Heart of West Michigan United Way announced mini-grants to 19 Kent County agencies to support Census outreach in historically undercounted communities. The mini-grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 for a total of $216,500. Because...

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United Way responds to removal of citizenship question from Census

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 07-03-2019 under NONPROFITS

Last night, the Trump administration announced that it would begin printing 2020 Census forms without the controversial “citizenship question.” Advocates around the country and some states had challenged the decision to include the...

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Educators, organizations, businesses rally around adult learners

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 07-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

Last year, Grand Rapids Community College served 200 adult learners at its Learning Corners. Of those students, 190 made some sort of gain by the end of their program. “We do well,” says Director of Adult Education Dave Selmon of the...

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After vacation to Grand Rapids over 20 years ago, artist strives for citizenship

by (crestongr)

Submitted 05-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

For Grand Rapids-based artist Erick Picardo, a visit to the United States has turned into over a 20 year stay. The Domincan Republic native, who often identifies as Caribbean due to a shared culture with places like St. Thomas and Puerto Rico,...

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