GRCC to host Empower Michigan community forum

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-13-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, May 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the GRCC Calkins Science building Empower Michigan will present a community forum follow up discussion titled "The Future of the Michigan Workforce." The event is part of an ongoing series that...

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Catalyst Radio: Noorthoek Academy's family event Big Step Walk fundraiser is Saturday

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-09-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature the nonprofit Noorthoek Academy, and the May 10 fundraiser, Big Step Walk. Noorthoek Academy partners...

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Kent County's Garbage Tour Educates and Informs

by (Rachael_O)

Submitted 11-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

In homes all across the city, families leave trash bins at the curb, trusting that their piles of trash will be taken away. Few people think of the process or effort exerted in transporting their trash, including sorting it, beyond the garbage or...

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Sticks and Stones Author Speaks on Bullying, Changing The 'Norm'

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 10-30-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

As part of the Diversity Center's 19th year, Grand Rapids Community College welcomed Slate Senior Editor and New York Times Magazine Contributing Writer, Emily Bazelon to the Diversity Series to speak about her book on bullying in today’s...

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Educators, organizations, businesses rally around adult learners

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 07-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

Last year, Grand Rapids Community College served 200 adult learners at its Learning Corners. Of those students, 190 made some sort of gain by the end of their program. “We do well,” says Director of Adult Education Dave Selmon of the...

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GRIL U participants teens graduate from college

by (GR Initiative f...)

Submitted 05-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

In a time where many of our urban teens are known to drop out of high school, GRIL (Grand Rapids Initiative for Leaders) is proud to announce the college graduations of three of our GRIL U teen leadership program graduates! Mario Adkins graduated...

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Revealing the honesty in imperfection with artist Miranda Graham

by (samibirch)

Submitted 10-05-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Miranda Graham has “a preoccupation with imperfection.” As a Master’s Student at Kendall College of Art and Design, Graham works primarily with oil, ink and subject to paint disfigures: physical deformities of human bodies, ranging from crooked...

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Civil rights hero comes to Grand Rapids for documentary screening

by (jtstoner)

Submitted 05-25-2012 under OPINION

Most of the news coming out of Detroit for the last 50 years has been on a trajectory moving from bad to worse. From the implosion of the auto industry to reports of rampant crime, poverty, failing schools and evacuated neighborhoods, public...

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GRCC $98.6 million millage loss, campaigners could have done more

by (emberlyvick)

Submitted 05-21-2012 under OPINION

Neither luck nor charm responded to GRCC’s third attempt to attract favorable voters to the polls. The college experienced its third consecutive campaign loss since 2007, a $98.6 million-bond proposal, in a defeat on May 8th. Potential funding...

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Poet laureate David Cope initiates first poetry conference in city

by (LorenaSlager)

Submitted 04-02-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

“Poetry as singing speech” is just one way that Grand Rapids Poet Laureate, David Cope, describes his love for the art. Beginning as a child by reciting the 23rd Psalm and reading William Blake, Cope credits his mother with encouraging...

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