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Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center presents The Sketches that Lived

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Wednesday, October 21, the Creative Youth Center (CYC), where kids become published authors, will host "The Sketches that Lived," a performance written and inspired by CYC kids and performed by professional adult actors. The show...

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Burton Middle School principal, staff welcome students with Red Carpet Event

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-08-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

As students head back to Grand Rapids Public Schools today, Burton Middle School (2133 Buchanan Ave SW) has literally rolled out the red carpet for them. "The Red Carpet Event was organized to encourage students to return back to school for...

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Long time Westsider works to build community as Union High School's new football coach

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 08-11-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Rick Angstman, recently hired as the new Head Varsity Football Coach for Union High School for Grand Rapids Public Schools, says his job as the football coach is not just passing along a love of football to the teens at Union- but is also a channel...

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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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Time to review GR Forward

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 07-21-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Downtown, everybody’s neighborhood, is changing and growing for the better- and Grand Rapidians right now have a unique opportunity to shape its future. GR Forward is a once-in-a-generation initiative to prepare a community plan and...

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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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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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The rewards of serving one's neighborhood

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 02-03-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Heather Colletto, ECA Board member Since joining the Eastown Community Association (ECA)’s board of directors, I have had the privilege of being a part of conversations that shape our community. As a nonprofit professional in my...

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Innovation Central students chosen to attend APEC summit in Beijing

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-07-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

In a couple short weeks three students from Innovation Central High School will have the life shaping opportunity to travel to China to represent their school, city and country at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers...

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Envisioning the future of Grand Rapids: how best to utilize downtown, riverfront

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 07-01-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Tim Kelly, Planning Manager, DGRI When you think of Downtown Grand Rapids and the Grand River, do you find yourself thinking about what is there now, or do you imagine the potential of what could be? Grand Rapids is in the midst of making...

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