education

Free Self-Improvement Workshop: Couple's Communication

by (Kerrie Clark)

Submitted 10-10-2014 under

“Couple’s Communication” will be led by therapist, Kerrie Clark, MA, LPC. You will learn how to argue effectively, listen actively, and work with each other, not against each other. Call 616-364-3301 by the Friday before the...

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Free Self-Improvement Workshop: Parenting Tweens and Teens

by (Kerrie Clark)

Submitted 10-03-2014 under

"Not for the Faint of Heart: Parenting Tweens and Teens" will be led by therapist Laura Hockenberry, MP, LLP. Anyone is welcome to attend this free workshop. Call Counseling in the Pines at 616-364-3301 by the Friday before to register and...

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Summit focuses on empowering through multiple literacies

by (msk23)

Submitted 10-01-2014 under NONPROFITS

In Kent County, the statistics are dismal. According to the 2014 State of Michigan Education Report just 56 percent of low-income students are proficient in reading. And only 42 percent of Latino students are meeting or exceeding standards in Grand...

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GRPS Partners with WMEAC for Teach for the Watershed Program

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

In an initiative to expand environmental education, Grand Rapids Public Schools and the West Michigan Environmental Action Council are collaborating to integrate the Teach for the Watershed program into the GRPS curriculum. The program, which is...

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Story Matters: Trudy Brenner knows son can do what he sets his mind to do

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 08-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Supporting Our Leaders: preparing students for the future

by (ashleyborres)

Submitted 07-28-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan has been involved with the community for many years and are supporting our youth through the Supporting our Leaders, SOL, program. The program is for middle school, high school and college students. The...

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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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