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Literacy center seeks to promote creativity, local talent with Flash Fiction Contest

by (r.r.collins11)

Submitted 06-28-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Literacy Center of West Michigan is encouraging aspiring and accomplished writers to enter their previously unpublished short story of 500 words or less to its first annual Flash Fiction Contest. The entry fee is $15 and entries are accepted...

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Literacy Backpack Program links teachers, parents, students, curriculum

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 06-20-2013 under NONPROFITS

As a kindergarten teacher, Peg Cramer saw that her students' parents always wanted to help their children learn, but they often didn't know which materials to use. She started offering them books with questions to ask their children at home...

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Teacher, education liaison keeps children reading, learning at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 04-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

When you're a kid, it's hard enough to miss a day of school when you're home sick with the flu or a bad cold. For children spending anywhere from a few days to a few weeks in the hospital with serious illnesses or injuries, the thought...

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Kent Regional 4C works with community to improve literacy for children

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 02-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

Kent Regional 4C is a Grand Rapids organization whose mission is to improve the lives of children through early care and education by working with parents, providers and the community. They serve over 4,000 children daily through the Child and Adult...

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Literacy and neighborly love at the West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 11-28-2012 under NONPROFITS

From its roots as a mutual assistance association started in 2006 by Somali Bantu and Kenyan refugees and immigrants, to its current leadership under Executive Director Susan Kragt, the West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center has thrived...

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Ana Doonan: community servant and literacy advocate

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 11-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

“I truly believe that we all have a purpose,” said Ana Doonan when asked about life's twists and turns leading to her current role at LINC Community Revitalization. The organization, whose mission includes revitalizing neighborhoods...

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National Right to Literacy Scroll Comes to Grand Rapids

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 09-11-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan has received the national Right to Literacy Scroll and will seek signatures from Grand Rapids residents to show their support for literacy and volunteering.  The Scroll has traveled to over 100 cities and...

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Literacy Center hosts Summit to address literacy in West Michigan

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 09-05-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan’s Community Literacy Initiative will host a Community Literacy Summit to address low literacy in West Michigan and highlight current efforts in the community to improve the issue. The Summit will take place...

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Business and community come together in circle of service supporting literacy

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 08-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

We've probably all heard the ubiquitous adage "it takes a village to raise a child". Perhaps many of us have dismissed it as an over-used cliché, a meaningless phrase. But, at the core is truth: there is great value in all the parts of...

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Kent School Services Network honored in Denver

by (bcmanhart)

Submitted 08-09-2012 under OPINION

In case the oppressive heat and superhero movie binge wasn’t hint enough, summer is officially here. For many, the word is synonymous with boats, barbeques or bonfires. Fishing. Camping. But for Carol McGovern-Paine, the director of the Kent...

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