Schools of Hope puts hope back in school

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 01-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Wanted: A skilled, passionate educator who can discover each of her students' strengths and challenges, affirm and encourage them on their learning journey and help each child succeed—all while effectively managing a classroom. Enter Megan...

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Chuck D visits Grand Rapids, speaks out on education, individual responsibility

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 01-21-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Chuck D, the co-founder of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rap group Public Enemy, was the keynote speaker for GRCC’s MLK Day commemoration this past Monday. The critically acclaimed rapper, who is also an author, activist, publisher, radio host...

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Downtown Market offers learning opportunities for residents, students, food entrepreneurs

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 01-21-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The great abundance and expansive resources of our industrialized food system has brought with it so many options. Americans today spend more than $1 trillion on food, but less than one percent of our food budget is within our local community. In...

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Calvin College offers free lunchtime presentations throughout January

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-14-2014 under NEWS

This year's free January Series of lectures at Calvin College runs from January 8-28. The next noon lecture at Calvin College will be held today at 12:30 p.m. presented by Nicole Baker Fulgham. She will be discussing the topic of education...

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Pussycat Beer Guild represents women who like beer

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-30-2013 under NEWS

On January 7 the Pussycat Beer Guild will host a social that's open to the public. The group will meet at 6 p.m. at Rockford Brewing Company. Anyone is welcome to join. This is the first such social of the new year and is part of a new bi-...

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Cook Library Scholars: A pathway of opportunity

by (GAAH)

Submitted 12-10-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

 Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish   Meet two special girls from the Grandville Avenue neighborhood: Rubi and Itza. Rubi is in the second grade at Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School (formerly Hall School) where...

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Literacy and life skills go hand in hand at the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 11-27-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center takes literacy seriously. “Every student has some barriers to their success, and for a lot of them, lack of literacy really plays a negative role in their lives,” says Melissa Jager, Director of...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of GR receives WGVU Engage I HAVE Made a Difference Award

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

On November 8th, WGVU hosted the WGVU Engage I HAVE Made a Difference Awards to recognize excellence in the local community, bringing accolades to those who share our commitment to offering everyone an opportunity to make a difference and Be More....

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Well House 19:1 campaign seeks to educate, offers opportunity

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-12-2013 under NEWS

On Monday November 18, at 5:30 p.m. Well House will initiate its 19:1 campaign designed to educate about an essential human necessity, namely providing people housing. Show your support for the Housing First model, a a Well House initiative that...

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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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