education

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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Kent Regional 4C works with community to improve literacy for children

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 02-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

Kent Regional 4C is a Grand Rapids organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children through early care and education by working with parents, providers and the community. They serve over 4,000 children daily through the Child and Adult...

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Grand Rapids Community Foundation opens scholarship application, continues to build awards

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 02-06-2013 under NONPROFITS

There are more scholarship opportunities available to students from the Kent County area than ever before. Beginning in the 1940s, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation has supported students through its scholarship program. Since then, the program...

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Catalyst Radio: The Bloom Collective to put down roots in new downtown space

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-01-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The Bloom Collective is our feature in this episode of Catalyst Radio. The Collective focuses on providing information and education to inspire radical...

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