Literacy Center collects 4,289 books for Family Literacy Program

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 10-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan surpassed their goal of collecting 2,000 children’s books by collecting 4,289 books. Books for Bedtime, which ran from September 20-October 11, was the first book drive that the Literacy Center has hosted....

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It's all about the kids

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 10-13-2011 under OPINION

My father teaches American history, so I value education and think its quality is crucial for the advancement of our nation. This past year I served at-risk youth in a Grand Rapids elementary school through Americorps. During this experience I...

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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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