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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Kent County Parks Foundation partners with GRPS on sustainability project

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 05-24-2013 under NEWS

The Kent County Parks Foundation (KCPF) continues its community education partnership with Sibley Elementary as part of Grand Rapids Public Schools' (GRPS) Transformation Plan.  On May 14 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Millennium...

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Teacher, education liaison keeps children reading, learning at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 04-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

When you're a kid, it's hard enough to miss a day of school when you're home sick with the flu or a bad cold. For children spending anywhere from a few days to a few weeks in the hospital with serious illnesses or injuries, the thought...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids celebrate first year of new music program with Spring Concert

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 04-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

In September 2012, Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGCGRYC) received a grant from The Barber Foundation to begin a music program. Under the direction of Casey Stratton, Club members are offered different music classes for...

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City-wide reading program fosters community of young readers

by (Kschmitty)

Submitted 03-29-2013 under NEWS

Every year the Grand Rapids Public Library hosts the One Book, One City reading program for Grand Rapids 4th graders. The program allows the public library to collaborate with individual school libraries for the benefit of Grand Rapids youth....

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Educating children about invasive species

by (Sliderstudents)

Submitted 02-20-2013 under VOICES

Invasive species can  be a very in-depth and challenging topic to take on, even for high school students, let alone for first graders! However, as our lesson ended, we left the classroom confident that these students understood, to an...

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