The Rapidian

literacy

Summit focuses on empowering through multiple literacies

by (msk23)

Submitted 10-02-2014 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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"Therapy and Fun" program improves literacy through play

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 07-30-2014 under NONPROFITS

Where can you find kids counting recycled bottles, singing before snack time or barreling into stacks of cardboard boxes? Hint: it's the same place you'll find them practicing conversation skills, crawling through fabric tunnels and...

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NPO Showcase: Heartside Ministry's Bridging the Gap GED & Literacy Program

by (GRTV)

Submitted 06-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW This segment of NPO Showcase features Heartside Ministry, a place of healing and empowerment for people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Heartside provides this support through education, advocacy, art, and spirituality. Andy...

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Reading with the Stars program encourages young readers

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Liz Aschwege has a passion for sharing her love of reading. Her program, Reading with the Stars, is a partnership between local college students and athletes and area elementary schools. Teams from Aquinas College, Grand Valley State University, and...

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Schools of Hope puts hope back in school

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 01-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Wanted: A skilled, passionate educator who can discover each of her students' strengths and challenges, affirm and encourage them on their learning journey and help each child succeed—all while effectively managing a classroom. Enter Megan...

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Jared Rodriguez speaks to literacy advocacy

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 12-16-2013 under NONPROFITS

Jared Rodriguez, new Advisory Council co-chairperson to the Community Literacy Initiative (CLI), has a rich background of advocacy work in Grand Rapids and in the state of Michigan. Most recently, he founded and served as President of the West...

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Literacy and life skills go hand in hand at the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 11-27-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center takes literacy seriously. “Every student has some barriers to their success, and for a lot of them, lack of literacy really plays a negative role in their lives,” says Melissa Jager, Director of...

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Creative Youth Center to get spooky for first fundraising gala

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 10-15-2013 under NEWS

This Thursday night, the Creative Youth Center will be raising funds for their organization at their very first fundraiser: a pop-up dinner event called "The Captain's Affair."  "This event will be hosted by Captain H. Tanny...

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Unique minds beyond definition

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 08-28-2013 under NONPROFITS

We’ve all heard people make jokes or uninformed comments about things they don't fully understand. Topics run the gamut from culture to religion to lifestyle and, as Katherine Pegman points out, dyslexia does not escape this kind of...

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Community Literacy Summit seeks to improve literacy in Grand Rapids

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 08-19-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan’s Community Literacy Initiative will host the second Community Literacy Summit on Wednesday, September 25 at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1607 Robinson Avenue.  The Community Literacy...

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