Lives of the non-religious: meet the members of CFI

by (ellenlundgren)

Submitted 12-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Center for Inquiry Michigan may not be a widely known group, but members report that it has become a very important haven for area non-believers. Center for Inquiry (CFI) is an international non-profit that "encourages evidence-based inquiry...

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Continuum of instruction provided for local special education services

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 12-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

As you may have read in our December 2nd article, Kent Vocational Options and Community Based Occupational Training (KVO & CBOT) works in cooperation with Grand Rapids Public Schools Nutrition Services to provide vocational training to...

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Community forum discussed future of GRPS

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 11-03-2011 under NEWS

On Tuesday, November 1, GR V.O.I.C.E. (Volunteer Opportunities and Involvement with Community Education)  hosted a community forum at Gerald R. Ford Middle School to discuss the future of Grand Rapids Public Schools, including the upcoming...

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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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