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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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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