Jewel in our crown stepping down: Leader in sex education to retire from Planned Parenthood after 38 years

by (PPMI)

Submitted 11-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan (PPWNM) proudly, fondly and reluctantly bids farewell to Vice President of Education and Leadership Development Janis A. Lunquist, MA, at the end of 2012, after 38 years of service! Lunquist is widely...

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Students from Kent Vocational Options learn about Native American history and culture.

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 11-12-2012 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, November 9, students at Kent Vocational Options participated in a presentation through the Native American Education Program of Grand Rapids Public Schools. This program, located at the Straight Building, is a federally funded program...

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Women of God

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 10-11-2012 under NONPROFITS

Women of God: Catholic Sisters in the United StatesPresenter: Mary Navarre, OPDate and Time: Saturday, October 27; 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Cost: $35.00 - To register online CLICK HERE , or by phone at the DCM Front Desk at 616.454.1241 (Option 5...

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Manasseh Project educates community on local human trafficking

by (Ryan Mac)

Submitted 10-03-2012 under OPINION

The Manasseh Project’s first-hand experience with human trafficking has shaken the project's founders awake to the fact that something ugly exists in our city and it needs to go away. Human trafficking is here, in Grand Rapids.  In...

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National Right to Literacy Scroll Comes to Grand Rapids

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 09-11-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan has received the national Right to Literacy Scroll and will seek signatures from Grand Rapids residents to show their support for literacy and volunteering.  The Scroll has traveled to over 100 cities and...

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Literacy Center hosts Summit to address literacy in West Michigan

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 09-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan’s Community Literacy Initiative will host a Community Literacy Summit to address low literacy in West Michigan and highlight current efforts in the community to improve the issue. The Summit will take place...

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The Education miracle: school wins $50,000 in construction services

by (San Juan Diego ...)

Submitted 08-25-2012 under NONPROFITS

During the summer, San Juan Diego Academy (SJDA) participated in the Erhardt Construction 50th Anniversary Building Our Community Campaign. Very few people thought that SJDA could win such a contest. Winning an online voting competition is a...

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Tonja's story: former adult learner graduates college with awards

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 07-19-2012 under NONPROFITS

Tonja Lofton was an adult learner in the Literacy Center of West Michigan's Adult Tutoring Program.  Tonja shared her story after successfully moving on to receive a college education after participating in the program. Hello my...

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Catalyst Radio: SowHope aiding and inspiring disadvantaged women around world

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 07-06-2012 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW On this edition of Catalyst Radio, we speak with Mary Dailey Brown, the president and CEO of SowHope, a local nonprofit working to aid impoverished...

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Community conversation at Congress Elementary could contribute to policies

by (emberlyvick)

Submitted 06-18-2012 under OPINION

What letter grade would you give the statewide education system? What letter grade would you give the local education system? These were two inquiries asked during an open community dialogue on Wednesday June 14. The small community conversation was...

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