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Reading towards a brighter future

by (GRCC Compositio...)

Submitted 03-07-2012 under OPINION

This article was written by Samantha Wiers, Kelsey Sterkenburg, Katie Feikema, and Jared Bosveld for EN 102H: Digital Literacy at GRCC.  One book. One hundred and forty-four pages. Sixteen hundred...

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Reading paves the way to college for students at Harrison Park School

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 01-26-2012 under NONPROFITS

In collaboration with Kristin Brace Mayor Heartwell sat down on the gymnasium floor at Grand Rapids Public Schools' Harrison Park School and asked, “Does anyone know what the mayor does?” The first response from the crowd of first-...

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Literacy Center announces Open Book Tours in 2012

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 12-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan will launch the Open Book Tours in January 2012. The Open Book Tours is an opportunity for the community to tour the Literacy Center and learn about how they are working to improve literacy in Grand Rapids. The...

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Mayor Heartwell and Bing Goei announce Community Literacy Initiative

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 11-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan, along with literacy champions Mayor George Heartwell and Bing Goei, announced the Community Literacy Initiative (CLI), a literacy coalition that seeks to empower community leaders, parents and residents to...

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Literacy Center of West Michigan Family Literacy Program Thrives at Head Start

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 08-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

For the past four years, the Literacy Center of West Michigan and Head Start for Kent County (HS4KC) have worked together to provide literacy learning opportunities for Head Start families. The Family Literacy Program, funded by donations to the...

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Catalyst Radio: GR GiveCamp taking apps from nonprofits in need of custom web tools

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-19-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (9:58) Ross Hunter, tech volunteer and web developer, is in the studio to talk about GR GiveCamp, a volunteer event by the tech community to put...

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Creemos y seremos: We believe we become

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 07-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

*Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish    José Vasquez (pictured above) and his family attended LINC Community Revitalization's Believe 2 Become West Hope Zone planning meeting on Thursday. The meeting was the...

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Literacy Center offers current learners free course in financial literacy

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 04-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

In recognition of National Financial Literacy Month, the Literacy Center of West Michigan has offered a math and reading course in financial literacy to their current learners. The free course, funded by National Human Resources Development (NHRD),...

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Literacy Center of West Michigan Student Spotlight: Rose Mayan

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 04-05-2011 under NONPROFITS

The following story is a personal account from Rose Mayan, a student learner from the Literacy Center of West Michigan.  Rose chose to share her story and experience with her volunteer tutor in hopes of encouraging others to...

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Literacy Center of West Michigan Welcomes New PR Specialist Tatum Rucker

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 03-25-2011 under NONPROFITS

  Literacy Center of West Michigan (LCWM) Executive Director, Susan Ledy announced that Tatum Rucker would be joining the non-profit organization as a public relations specialist. This position was added to bring awareness to the Literacy...

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