education

Volunteer Tutor Orientation

by (kpayne)

Submitted 08-12-2015 under

The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled an information session on Thursday, August 13 for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 6:00 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to find...

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Torrence O'Haire joins Grand Rapids Downtown Market staff

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 08-11-2015 under NONPROFITS

Local food entrepreneur Torrence O’Haire has joined the staff of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market as a private parties and culinary coordinator. In this role, he will create menus and recipes for private functions, plan interesting new events...

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High school student college program might not be Bound Upward

by (kelseymay)

Submitted 08-05-2015 under OPINION

It takes a stalwart kid to voluntarily attend summer school. Every summer, Grand Valley State University hosts a chapter of Upward Bound, a national program that encourages high school students to embrace a college-bound mindset, preparing for the...

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Power Up Tech Fair works to connect community to growing job market

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NEWS

Community leaders Jonathan Jelks and AJ Hills IV have collaborated to organize the "Power Up" Technology Fair, set for Tuesday, July 21 at the Baxter Community Center. They have coordinated to help expose aspiring entrepreneurs, young...

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Catalyst Radio: Challenge Scholars program uniting around advanced education for children's future

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-11-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Challenge Scholars, a new and innovative program of Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Grand Rapids Public Schools, is succeeding in uniting local...

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Plaster Creek becomes classroom for urban, rural middle schoolers

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 06-02-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

What do a bunch of urban teenagers and country kids have in common besides braces, tests and parents telling them to look up from their screens? Well, they also share a common watershed. Over the last two semesters two schools have partnered to...

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Food Bank partners with schools to solve childhood hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Michigan’s economy is improving, but thousands of Michiganders still struggle to meet their basic needs. The need is especially high among children. In fact, 1 in 5 kids in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is at risk of hunger. Feeding...

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Grand Rapids Learning Foundation to provide ACT prep courses this summer

by (GRLF)

Submitted 05-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

Registration is now open for the Grand Rapids Learning Foundation’s Summer Series ACT prep courses! This summer, the Grand Rapids Learning Foundation (GRLF) will host ACT prep courses for students grades 8-12th at the Ronald McDonald House of...

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WMU - Grand Rapids Open House

by (wmugr)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under

A degree from Western Michigan University can open up a world of possibilities for you. Join us at our open house, where advisors, faculty and staff will answer all of your questions about any of the bachelor’s degrees and master’s...

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4th annual Women and Environment Symposium explores environmental justice issues, solutions

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-23-2015 under NEWS

The Women and Environment Symposium hosted by  the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) and Grand Valley State University aspires to educate, to inspire and to motivate participants to act. This year’s theme centered...

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