education

'Small Plates, Big Impact' fundraiser helps provide nutrition education, entrepreneurial opportunities

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 09-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

This year, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is hosting its annual fall fundraiser for the Downtown Market Education Foundation on October 12 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The “Small Plates, Big Impact” fundraiser, benefiting the...

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Community responds to Jurors' Shortlist: Larry Ossei-Mensah at ArtPrize 9

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

The Rapidian and GRTV interviewed a variety of audience members after the Jurors' Shortlist event to get their reactions with the help of Community Journalist, Jim Moreno and Cameraman, Brandon Cooley. Larry Ossei-Mensah is a New York-based...

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Local tuition-free pharmacy technician program accepting applications

by (wmcat)

Submitted 06-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Have you received your high school diploma or General Education Development (GED)? Do you live in Kent County, receive some form of public assistance, and have no record of a felony? Are you looking for a meaningful career that can give you income...

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Mind Meets Music uses music to boost academic performance in vulnerable schools

by (GRTV)

Submitted 06-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Dr. Monique Salinas and Dr. Daniel Stauffer from Mind Meets Music discuss how the organization is using music to boost academic performance and literacy skills in underprivileged student...

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No stopping them now, these Grand Rapids kids are on the move

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

At The Rapid, we provide more than just transportation. We’re the direct connection to jobs for many individuals. In fact, nearly 80 percent of The Rapid’s passengers board the bus to commute to and from work. We also help people manage...

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School News Network, a window into Kent County public schools

by (GRTV)

Submitted 03-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Charles Honey, staff reporter and editor for School News Network (SNN) discusses news reporting inside public schools within the Kent ISD umbrella. SNN covers issues and opportunities...

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DeVos bought influence; corruption erased your vote

by (balexander)

Submitted 02-08-2017 under OPINION

cor·rup·tion kəˈrəpSH(ə)n/ noun noun: corruption; plural noun: corruptions 1.
 dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.   Yesterday, the power of money was displayed in the single-most irony...

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CARE Ballet dance mom shares her favorite part of a performance

by (careballet)

Submitted 01-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

This weekend CARE Ballet brings to stage “The Pied Piper,” a family-friendly tale of a piper who rids the village of rats. CARE dancers have rehearsed for weeks. Seamstresses have altered costumes. Volunteer parents assembled sets at...

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Kent ranks twenty-sixth out of 83 Michigan counties for child well-being

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week’s episode of GRTV’s NPO Showcase features Annemarie Valdez, Executive Director at First Steps Kent. Valdez discusses some disappointing Kent County statistics related to child well-being and reading proficiency and First Steps...

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A Conversation with a diplomat: highlights of her global career

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 01-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

(Grand Rapids, MI) The last several years have seen a backlash towards globalization, as seen by political rhetoric that brought electoral victory to Donald Trump; the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom last summer; and rising nationalism in Europe...

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