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Traverse City students practice faith by packing potatoes in Comstock Park

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Each year 3-4,000 volunteers serve at Feeding America West Michigan. For much of the past decade, that number has included about 100 fifth graders from Immaculate Conception Elementary School, part of the Grand Traverse Area Catholic School system....

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New non-profit provides scholarships to improve educational equity for trans community

by (breensea)

Submitted 04-05-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Thursday, March 31, 2016 was Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to bring recognition and honor to the accomplishments of trans folks around the world, while spreading knowledge and awareness of the trans community. It was on this day the...

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Monthly forum aims to educate, strengthen ties in Grand Rapids' music community

by (Briana)

Submitted 03-29-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

On Monday, March 28, 2016 on the Northwest side, a small, eager group of members of the local music community crowded into a recording space in Grand River Studios. They were gathered to hear the latest in a series of conversations about Grand...

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Local scholarship program grows for high school juniors, seniors

by (WestMichiganSav...)

Submitted 03-29-2016 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan Savoyards is not a local household name, but their scholarship program is becoming well known to area high schools. The Savoyards have been putting on Gilbert & Sullivan performances each spring for 17 years and are now in their...

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FORUM 2016

by (prfcgr)

Submitted 03-24-2016 under

FORUM is an annual conference centered on addressing issues of racial equity through connecting professionals across sectors to topical experts. About the Keynote Speaker: His enlightening social commentary is inescapable — and it’s what...

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Exceptional teen wins Youth of the Year honor for Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

Selected among several local outstanding youth, Ana Sosa has been named 2016 Grand Rapids Youth of the Year and will receive a $2,000 scholarship provided by Lake Michigan Credit Union. She will compete against other Boys & Girls Club members...

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Catalyst Radio: Breaking down barriers and creating unique learning opportunities at WMCAT

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-29-2016 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   In this interview, host Jessica Young is in the studio with Mike Saunders -- movie producer, DJ, and teaching artist at WMCAT -- talking about how he...

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Education workshop seeks to build community for better schools at Neighborhood Summit

by (John Helmholdt)

Submitted 02-23-2016 under OPINION

It takes a village to raise a child. Congress Elementary is putting that thought into action. Five years ago, a handful of neighbors and community leaders met with then Congress Principal Bridget Cheney and Grand Rapids Public Schools...

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Principal of Shawmut Hills encourages neighbors to participate in Westside growth

by (SaraMelton)

Submitted 10-13-2015 under OPINION

The economic, environmental, and cultural health of a community rests heavily on vibrant public spaces and successful public schools. They are essential components of public infrastructure that take on pressing social concerns such as childhood...

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Bluegrass concert to benefit Education Foundation's individual scholarship fund

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 10-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host a bluegrass concert featuring the Chapel Hill, N.C. band Mipso on October 22 at 7 p.m. to benefit the Education Foundation’s individual scholarship program. Mipso is a southern bluegrass trio...

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