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Video production camps focus on debunking myths about masculinity

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 07-23-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Community Media Center will be holding two camps for middle and high school students this summer. The first camp, entitled “My Hero,” will focus on video production and run August 4-8. The second camp, “Man Power,” will...

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Story Matters: Grand Rapids community leaders remember Peter Wege

by (grcmc)

Submitted 07-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

As our community says goodbye this week to Peter M. Wege, much loved philanthropist in our community with passions for education, the environment, and much more, we dedicated a special edition of Story Matters as a tribute to his life. We asked a...

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Peter Wege - The Loss of an Environmental Hero

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 07-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

This morning, we were saddened to learn the passing of one of West Michigan’s most forward thinking and generous people, Peter Wege. Peter Wege founded the Wege Foundation in the 1967, which is among the nation's most dedicated and...

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Elizabeth Stoddard of Fair Housing educates to end discrimination

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 07-01-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Passionate is the first word Elizabeth Stoddard, Director of Advocacy at the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan will use to describe herself. Stoddard is passionate about Fair Housing and the Grand Rapids area. Stoddard has been the Director of...

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Why Choose Technical Schools over Traditional 4-Year Degree Programs

by (ricky)

Submitted 06-27-2014 under

A study conducted by Harvard University, “Pathways to Prosperity” estimated that out of all the students who begin the path to obtaining a traditional college degree, nearly half of those students have not graduated within a 6 year time...

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GVSU Student Seeks to Raise $39,000 for Kids Over Summer Break

by (KidsHopeUSA)

Submitted 06-25-2014 under NONPROFITS

Grand Valley State University sophomore, Megan Cloutier, has decided to use her summer break to raise money for at-risk student mentoring organization, KIDS HOPE USA. Starting July 2014 and ending in August, Megan will be campaigning to raise $39,...

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Beyond hunger relief: Congress Elementary uses gardening to get kids excited about healthy food

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 05-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank works with a network of 1,200 hunger-relief agencies across West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Many of those agencies and host sites do more than simply hand out food. Congress Elementary School in Grand...

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Building bridges, one conversation at a time

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 05-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

Piloted in spring 2013, the Adult Tutoring Program Conversation Club of the Literacy Center of West Michigan provides a space for active and waiting learners in the program to practice their conversation skills. The club, which is also open to...

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Challenge Scholars: creating opportunity

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 05-05-2014 under VOICES

They say it takes a village to raise a child and in the eyes of Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Grand Rapids Public Schools, these words ring true. Benjamin Oliver, Challenge Scholars Advisor, and Meredith Fennema, PR & Marketing...

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Meet civic investor Ben Oliver: Investing in voice

by (chelsiewyse)

Submitted 04-18-2014 under VOICES

Prior to his move to Grand Rapids, civic investor Ben Oliver attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. “During my time there I was focused on getting good grades, developing my intellect and discovering myself and my personal...

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