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Thirty employers with over 600 openings participating in Grand Rapids Job Fair

by (westmiworks)

Submitted 01-10-2019 under NEWS

Residents in Kent County and surrounding areas who are looking for a new job can meet with over 30 employers at the Grand Rapids Job Fair on Wednesday, January 16. The job fair will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at West Michigan Works!...

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When free college is not enough

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 05-03-2016 under OPINION

On Saturday, April 23, neighbors on the westside of Grand Rapids got “down and dirty” at the annual Westside Community Cleanup. Started in 2009, it has evolved from a small group of concerned residents who saw a need to clean up the...

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New jobs fair connecting the Black community to growing environmental industry

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-10-2016 under NEWS

The Think Green Jobs Fair is a free event designed to connect communities of color with education and jobs in Michigan's growing environmental market. Organized by Alvin Hills IV and Jonathan Jelks, local community organizers and entreprenurs,...

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Overwhelmed by medical bills, family finds help at food pantry

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

Nate and Roxann McNinch have been together for eight years. They have three beautiful children, a nice house and a steady income. But when unexpected medical bills came their way, they struggled to cope. It got to the point where they worried about...

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Grand Rapids Job Fair

by ([email protected])

Submitted 12-23-2015 under

Great opportunity to meet face to face with employers! Bring several copies of your resume. Dress professionally.

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Strangers to connect at free event designed to create empowered black community

by (jamiel_robinson)

Submitted 06-23-2015 under NEWS

A community collaborative is bringing two respected speakers, Eugene A. Mitchell of New York Life and Margarita "Maggie" Anderson of the Chicago area, to host a Community Conversation Money Matters: Financially Empowering the Black...

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Hunger rate rises in West Michigan, Upper Peninsula according to new report

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NONPROFITS

For the first time in five years, the percentage of people struggling with hunger in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula has increased, according to a new study by Feeding America. Hunger threatens one in seven people in the region, including one...

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State economy loses $435 million to landfill

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-23-2015 under NEWS

The state of Michigan is lagging behind national averages in recycling, with only 15% of residents recycling as compared to the national average of 35%. Governor Rick Snyder has created a proposed plan of action with the objective to double Michigan...

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Green Drinks offers networking for environmental field

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-10-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) is the local host for Green Drinks in Grand Rapids. Green Drinks is a self-organizing network that is active in over 600 cities in the world. The event is an informal networking...

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A home in Heartside: Guiding Light Mission offers food, shelter, way forward

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 01-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

We met Napolean Frazier at Guiding Light Mission in Grand Rapids on January 13, the coldest on record. Frazier was one of the 135 men who had stayed at Guiding Light the night before. A 33-year-old unemployed computer systems engineer, he had moved...

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