It's a big world

by (development)

Submitted 09-09-2011 under NONPROFITS

“It’s like we’re not in Michigan. It’s like we’re in Wisconsin.” That is how remote Forest Hills seems to a Burton Heights resident. Our perspective on the size of the world is usually determined by our...

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Literacy Center of West Michigan Family Literacy Program Thrives at Head Start

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 08-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

For the past four years, the Literacy Center of West Michigan and Head Start for Kent County (HS4KC) have worked together to provide literacy learning opportunities for Head Start families. The Family Literacy Program, funded by donations to the...

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Uptown adds a bit of Elder & Sage

by (saradipity)

Submitted 08-04-2011 under NEWS

“To remain healthy, you need ten hugs a day,” explained current Naturopathic Institute of Therapies & Education student Asher Thayer at a recent free community workshop about natural healing remedies.  Held at the newly-opened...

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ArtWorks Program Prepares Students for Creative Careers

by (UICA)

Submitted 07-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

UICA's ArtWorks program is an innovative job training program for creative youth, ages 14 to 21. The program readies young people for 21st century creative careers by providing inventive studio practices, professional resources, and...

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Literacy Center of West Michigan's Family of the Year

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 06-27-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan's Family Literacy Program serves many families that have chosen to improve their lives by advancing their English language reading and writing skills. The DeLeón-Gramajo  family shares...

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Elizabeth Goes to Eksperimenta!

by (UICA)

Submitted 05-27-2011 under NONPROFITS

If anyone had suggested a year ago to Elizabeth Goddard, Education Director at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) that she’d be presenting at an arts conference in Estonia, she would have said, “Yeah, right.” And then...

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GR Chamber & Davenport partner to bring tuition discount to members and dependents

by (GRACC)

Submitted 04-18-2011 under NONPROFITS

One of the best economic development tools is a well-trained, educated workforce.    Davenport University and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to help educate West Michigan’s workforce through a new program...

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Catalyst Radio: Proposed fed budget cuts eliminating national community service to affect thousands in GR

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

In the Grand Rapids area alone, there are more than 60 AmeriCorps members, 1,000 Senior Corps members and 28,000 K-12 students benefiting from Learn and Serve. These community service programs are administered by the Corporation for National and...

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Bridging the Gap: New Grand Rapids startup brings parents and teachers together to help students

by (GRCC Compositio...)

Submitted 03-10-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

This article was written and edited by Annie Batts, Megan Carrington, Trevor Cooper, and Jessica Covert for EN 102-4433 at GRCC. Education provides an opportunity for everyone to reach their full potential. Unfortunately, some students who put the...

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Germany Rising: local scholar presents on Germany’s economic turn around

by (jeffcrafter)

Submitted 02-28-2011 under NEWS

The World Affairs Council of West Michigan and several local academic institutions hosted the third Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series last Monday evening at Aquinas College’s Fine Arts Center. The lecture was presented by Dr....

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