Reading with the Stars program encourages young readers

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Liz Aschwege has a passion for sharing her love of reading. Her program, Reading with the Stars, is a partnership between local college students and athletes and area elementary schools. Teams from Aquinas College, Grand Valley State University, and...

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LadyfestGR to hit city for third year

by (Whitney Pavlica)

Submitted 03-18-2014 under NEWS

LadyfestGR is excited for its third annual Ladyfest on Saturday March 22 from 12 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. throughout the Heartside neighborhood. LadyfestGR is a one day event of workshops and musical performances put on and led by exclusively female...

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New media project aims to elevate neighborhood voices

by (Community Media...)

Submitted 03-18-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Elevating Voices, an innovative new community media project, is coming to the neighborhoods of Grand Rapids. The project is headed by the Grand Rapids Community Media Center (CMC) and will teach nonprofits of all types and sizes how to create...

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Meet the Harrison Park Media Team!

by (Harrison Park M...)

Submitted 03-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

The CYC teamed up with Harrison Park Elementary School to work with kids interested in learning about journalism. The result was the Harrison Park Media Team. Here is what the kids had to say about their group:  Media Team is about sharing...

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New GRPS partnership helps to increase attendance at local Boys & Girls Clubs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 02-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

In 2013, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGC-GR) served 2,675 youth, and 57% of Club alumni said the Clubs saved their lives. Now, after several months of planning, Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) is coming together...

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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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