education

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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Hillcrest students learn about their community

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 01-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

At Kent Vocational Options and Community Based Occupational Training (KVO/CBOT) our vision is to advocate for and educate every student to be independent, authentic and fulfilled members of their community and to educate the larger community of the...

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Catalyst Radio: Planned Parenthood's Lunquist shares experience of 38 years on the job

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-14-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure. INTERVIEW We are joined in studio in this episode of Catalyst Radio by Jan Lunquist, vice president of Education and Leadership Development at Planned Parenthood of West...

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New internship opportunities available with The Rapidian

by (Renato)

Submitted 12-03-2012 under OPINION

At The Rapidian, we are constantly looking for ways to improve and develop citizen journalism. We vehemently believe in increasing the flow of hyperlocal news to the Grand Rapids Community and are working to create a culture where people throughout...

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Open Letter to Theresa Weatherall Neal, Supertintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools

by (crestongr)

Submitted 11-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

Thank you for the opportunity to talk. I have lived in Northeast Grand Rapids all my life except for a couple of college years. My K-12 education was in the Grand Rapids Christian Schools; my wife also grew up in NE Grand Rapids but attended GRPS [...

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GRAM Education Center supports lifetime learning

by (kmb53)

Submitted 11-29-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

  When visitors to the Grand Rapids Art Museum walk in the building, they are immediately greeted with elegant architecture and works of art. As visitors look around, to the right they see a hallway across the courtyard which ends with a bright...

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Literacy and neighborly love at the West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 11-28-2012 under NONPROFITS

From its roots as a mutual assistance association started in 2006 by Somali Bantu and Kenyan refugees and immigrants, to its current leadership under Executive Director Susan Kragt, the West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center has thrived...

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