ArtPrize: Whose vote counts most?

by (evanarragon)

Submitted 09-20-2010 under OPINION

Last September 27, I headed downtown with one question in my mind: “What will 100,000 paper airplanes look like?” The event was Rob Bliss’s ArtPrize entry: paper planes dropped from the six tallest buildings downtown to the strains of Sigur Ros’s...

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Literacy Center student, Hope Warren, reaches for her dreams and becomes a role model

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 09-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

By Lindsay McHolme Having dropped out of Grand Rapids Central High School  before graduation, Hope Warren, now 25 years old, is doing everything in her power to turn her life around for herself and to be a role model for her seven year old son...

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A SOS (Shape our Schools) Call To the Creatives, From a Creative

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 09-08-2010 under OPINION

Both Lisa Rose Starner and Seth Starner collaborated on this piece. Grand Rapids is brimming with creativity, and it's this talent that is painting a new face on Grand Rapids. These creatives aren't just relegated to the artist's studio – these...

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Friday Night Conversations presents Volunteering at GRAM for ArtPrize: What-When-How-Why

by (Grand Rapids Ar...)

Submitted 09-03-2010 under NONPROFITS

Join us for Friday Nights at GRAM from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. FREE for members and $5 for non-members, this price includes admission to exhibitions and Friday Night Conversations. Cash bar located in Museum Lobby from 5:00-8:30pm. Conversations will...

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SBV of the Week: Marketing and Development Volunteer Needed

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 08-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

Each week the Volunteer Center will highlight an exciting skill-based volunteer (SBV) opportunity found on our Volunteer Solutions website. This week's SBV opportunity comes from the  Specialized Language Development Center:  ...

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Foundation Awards $574,275 in Scholarships to Local Students

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 07-21-2010 under NONPROFITS

  Half of awards go to first generation college students This fall, 539 local students will start a new year of college knowing they have the support of their community as recipients of scholarships from Grand Rapids Community Foundation....

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Under construction: Gerald R. Ford Job Corps challenges misconceptions

by (JessalynJ)

Submitted 06-24-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Everything you know about Job Corps is wrong. Or at least, that’s how one might feel after spending an afternoon with the students and staff at Grand Rapids’ vocational training center. Nearly a century after its original construction, the Gerald R...

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by (UICA)

Submitted 05-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

ARTcation is a community wide collaboration between arts and humanities organizations that use downtown Grand Rapids as a learning laboratory. By combining our resources, we provide students with free programming that supports multi-sensory...

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Community Foundation Announces $207,000 in Education Grants

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 05-05-2010 under NONPROFITS

Three Grand Rapids Public elementary schools are receiving $91,000 in total grants from the Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program, which recognizes area elementary schools demonstrating measurable success. In addition, 67 teachers and...

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GRCMC offering Verified Resume training program to youth ages 16-24.

by (GRCMC Media Ed)

Submitted 04-13-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Community Media Center is one of five sites selected to be part of a national Verified Resume Project funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.  The CMC will train youth and also assist other Michigan based organizations, to create...

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