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Local young artists from Boys & Girls Clubs previewed at ArtPrize venue

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 09-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

This Friday, the newly remodeled Harris Building will host an event to preview artwork from 45 registered ArtPrize entries.  Guests will be invited to browse three floors of artwork, including pieces created by children who attend Boys &...

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Catalyst Radio: Open Doors offering a different learning experience

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-09-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW With the beginning of the new school year, we feature on Catalyst Radio a new nonprofit education program called Open Doors: Center for Self-directed...

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Learn how to preserve your local goodness

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-27-2013 under NEWS

For those finally coming into an over-abundance of tomatoes and other warm-weather produce, Diane Devereaux aka The Canning Diva teaches a variety of canning skills for both first-timers needing the basics and those more experienced and looking for...

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Celebrate A Gay Afternoon in Cherry Street Park

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-13-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The East Hills Council of Neighbors will be hosting A Gay Afternoon at Cherry Street Park on August 17. Described as “a neighborhood celebration of the spirit of inclusion and diversity that makes our community great,” the street party...

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Local creative inspires children to become published writers

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 07-12-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Good writing and presentation make a big difference in today’s professional environment, but it’s not always easy to get kids excited about learning to write. Lori Slager, co-founder and executive director of the Creative Youth Center (...

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High school students to spend summer identifying social justice issues.

by (GR Initiative f...)

Submitted 07-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

This summer coaches from GR Initiative for Leaders have been teaching their recently written ACTIVATE curriculum to High School students from Camp Tall Turf and Madison Square Church.  GRIL’s ACTIVATE social justice curriculum challenges...

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UICA to show "Girl Rising" this Tuesday night

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 06-24-2013 under OPINION

On Tuesday, June 25, the UICA is presenting a one-night-only showing of Richard E. Robbins’ new documentary “Girl Rising.” The film boasts an all-star cast working in collaboration with the filmmakers and the project’s...

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New teen learning center to open in Eastown, holds open house during Bizarre Bazaar

by (Open_Doors)

Submitted 06-20-2013 under NONPROFITS

Fun with Fibers. Hip-Hop Culture.  Life Prep 101. These may not sound like your typical high school classes—but then again, what’s opening July 29 at 1324 Lake Drive is no typical high school. In fact, it’s not a school at all...

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Teen violence prevention program launches summer campaign

by (FamilyFutures)

Submitted 06-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

It started because of a need. The need to break the cycle of violence, spinning faster and faster throughout our community. And now it’s a program in need – a need for funding to stay in our schools where it can make an impact. Founded...

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How to grow food successfully: it can't be that hard!

by (heatherhughesian)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under OPINION

I navigate life by the motto, “It can’t be that hard!” Roast coffee? “It can’t be that hard!” Rewire the electrical? “It can’t be that hard!” Build a deck? “It can’t be that hard!...

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