education

"Not relaxing or easy," students try living a month of poverty

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 11-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

College students are used to the idea of living on a budget, but acting out the life of a low-income West Michigan family adds a new dimension to their perception of poverty. “I believe any experiential learning is superior to lecture-based...

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Local professor engages social work students in understanding poverty

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 11-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

Every fall, Greg Scott dons a sheriff costume and gives his students the opportunity to experience poverty firsthand. He hasn’t missed one in 16 years. Scott is a professor of social work at Kuyper College and also serves as the Social Work...

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UCOM brings healthy, local food to Wyoming community

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

United Church Outreach Ministry is doing more than just fighting hunger in their Wyoming community. They’re on a mission to help their neighbors build healthy lifestyles, starting with the food they eat. Program director Shawn Keener has been...

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"Eye on Iran: Assessing the Nuclear Deal; Saudi Arabian Conflict; and U.S. Relations"

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 10-19-2016 under

With sectarian rhetoric that continues to divide the region, proxy wars between Iran and Saudi Arabia intensifying, and the uncertain effects of the nuclear deal on U.S.-Iranian relations one year after its implementation, it is clear that American...

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Creative Youth Center hosts Characters that Lived

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 10-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (CYC) will host an all-ages improv comedy show on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the Wealthy Theatre (doors open at 6:15 p.m.). The CYC's young authors have created zany characters who...

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In age of Trump candidacy, understanding racism is crucial

by (prfcgr)

Submitted 10-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

On October 18, Partners for a Racism-Free Community will host the first part of a new series we have launched called Building Blocks centered on understanding the fundamentals of racism. In our particular line of work, we know addressing racism...

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Fourth annual bilingual college fair bridges gap between Latino families and college

by (rlopez)

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NEWS

The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan is hosting its fourth annual Bilingual College Fair on October 13, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at César E. Chávez Elementary, 1205 Grandville Ave., SW Grand Rapids. This event connects students and...

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Community journalism workshop sparks discussion, features new reporter worksheet

by (Briana)

Submitted 08-30-2016 under NEWS

Yesterday at noon, The Rapidian held our Community Journalism Workshop at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. We had a light lunch courtsey of Cherry Deli and got into the particulars of writing and publishing on our website. Kiran Sood Patel,...

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Michigan state parks act as summer classrooms

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 07-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

This year the State Park Explorer Program will conduct three “themed” weeks and one special summer long program. Under the clear night’s sky, campers from Warren Dunes State Park gather on the shores of Lake Michigan. Above the...

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"Let's Talk About Sex" Free Film Screening and Panel

by (PPMI)

Submitted 06-08-2016 under

PLEASE REGISTER FOR "FREE FILM NIGHT" BY CALLING 616.774.7005 X3113, OR EMAILING [email protected] This event will be held at Fountain St. Church from 5:30-7:30 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2016.   Let’s Talk About Sex takes a...

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