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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Grand Rapids selected as pacesetter for exemplary work with young readers

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 06-11-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has named Grand Rapids a Community Solutions PaceSetter for its leadership in addressing the challenges that keep many low-income students from learning to read. Grand Rapids is one of 124 cities, counties and...

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Teenagers are protesting, since when have they cared?

by (Alexis Gray)

Submitted 05-10-2012 under OPINION

As I am walking down the street I see young people standing up for something they believe in. These teenagers are from Tall Turf Ministries' Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) program and Grand Rapids Initiative for Leaders (G.R.I.L.) through Madison...

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Expanding the School Day

by (San Juan Diego ...)

Submitted 04-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

In the summer of 2011 San Juan Diego Academy decided to join a small group of schools nationwide that offer expanded learning time during the school year.  These schools are redesigning and expanding the time allotted for learning in an effort...

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The power of neighborhood engagement in driving a movement

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 04-25-2012 under NONPROFITS

LINC's Neighborhood Engagement team has been an agent for change in our communities. The Believe 2 Become movement is inspiring parents and neighbors to look at the value of education in a new light. This movement is broad in scope and rich in...

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GRCC students, artists, local hip-hop community team up to make change

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 03-26-2012 under NEWS

Since 1993, national organization Camfed (the Campaign for Female Education) has been fighting poverty and AIDS by educating young women in impoverished areas of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana and Malawi, and the upcoming benefit offers Grand...

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