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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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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Mural in the works at Harrison Park School

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 05-02-2012 under NEWS

Richard App imagines that in the future adults will return to Harrison Park School with their kids to look at the mural he created in 2012. They’ll return, not only because it is good art, but also because they played a part in painting it, or...

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The Grand Rapids Latino student achievement gap

by (San Juan Diego ...)

Submitted 02-25-2012 under NONPROFITS

Data from the Grand Rapids Public Schools shows that Latino students test scores lag behind their peers more each year as they progress academically. In third grade, according to MEAP scores, Latino students rank near the average. Latino student...

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Three Club members earn themselves new iPods

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 07-06-2010 under NONPROFITS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth Club members, Brenda, Marshawnna, and Keshawnna earned themselves a trip to the Apple Store at Woodland Mall on May 27th. Brenda was winner of the Steil Club Power Hour program with 583...

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