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Meet the Harrison Park Media Team!

by (Harrison Park M...)

Submitted 03-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

The CYC teamed up with Harrison Park Elementary School to work with kids interested in learning about journalism. The result was the Harrison Park Media Team. Here is what the kids had to say about their group:  Media Team is about sharing...

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Mentoring matters: helping those in need

by (Anonymous)

Submitted 01-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

This January our country celebrates the 13th annual National Mentoring Month, and D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s is participating in this campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring programs to connect more of our community’s young...

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Statewide funding cut hurts local families

by (FamilyFutures)

Submitted 10-24-2012 under NONPROFITS

On October 1, state funding for the Prevention Pilot Project in Michigan was unexpectedly cut from 11 service agencies in Grand Rapids, Flint and metro Detroit. These agencies had been responsible for reducing caseloads for Child Protective Services...

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Jay Starkey: Servicing the community one pair of shoes, one donation at a time

by (diondrahenderson)

Submitted 09-13-2012 under NEWS

Jay Starkey reaches out to the community one donation and one pair of shoes at a time. Starkey is executive director of In the Image, a non-profit organization on Grand Rapids southwest side. In the Image is a faith-based non-profit that turns...

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Barnstormer to Benefit Thrive

by (refugeesupportgr)

Submitted 08-07-2012 under NONPROFITS

What could be better than having a concert to raise money for local refugees? Having twelve concerts, we think! Thrive: A Refugee Support Program is very excited to announce our inaugural Rockford Barnstormer event! Join us for a family-friendly...

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School supply drive to benefit D.A. Blodgett - St. John's Home youth

by (Djkrow)

Submitted 08-07-2012 under NEWS

It’s August, meaning there is only one short month until Labor Day-- and back to school. With the sadness of summer ending also comes the excitement of school starting. For some West Michigan youth, however, it can be a difficult transition,...

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KaBOOM! and Amway partnered again on June 8 for D.A. Blodgett - St. John's

by (lindsey.smart)

Submitted 06-22-2012 under NEWS

D.A. Blodgett - St. John's has been building "homes and hope" for children since 1887. The nonprofit organization, which provides services such as adoption and foster care, has wanted a playground for years. They received a surprise...

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Catalyst Radio: 43rd annual Festival of the Arts takes over downtown June 1, 2, 3

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-25-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The 2012 Festival of the Arts co-chairs Vance Fennell and Andrea Scheckel are guests on this edition of Catalyst Radio. This 43rd annual...

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I Believe I Become Family Fun Night takes advantage of sun and warm weather

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 05-24-2012 under NONPROFITS

Reflection from Willie Patterson, Community Liaison for I Believe I Become Central Zone: Once again the I Believe I Become Central community came out to the Seidman Boys & Girls Club to enjoy fun family events with their children and residents...

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Amway + KaBOOM! = new playground for D.A. Blodgett-St. John's

by (Djkrow)

Submitted 05-08-2012 under NEWS

Kaboom is usually the noise heard when something falls down, but not in the case of KaBOOM! a national nonprofit that builds playgrounds in an effort to save play. Their goal is to create a place to play within walking distance of every child in...

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