education

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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Growing Up Blandford Campaign seeks to increase capacity for Blandford Nature Center

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-04-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s episode of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Corey Turner, Development Manager at Blandford Nature Center, discusses the Growing Up Blandford Campaign and how this community-supported effort will help Blandford welcome even more...

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"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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