Expecting greatness: Corinthious Bowen's journey to graduation

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 07-14-2011 under NONPROFITS

“My granny is just hard on me. She has high expectations for me.” Corinthious Bowen was just not allowed to be a "slacker" when he was growing up. His mother, his grandmother, his coaches and his church family at Pilgrim Rest...

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Beating the odds: Michael Bates' journey to graduation

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 07-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

 “I didn’t depend on anybody for anything, I had to find it in myself.” As a kid, Michael Bates stayed with his grandparents most of the time. They were his caregivers, his protectors, his friends. When Michael was in the...

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GRPS Graduates Featured On Billboards; B2B Website

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 06-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

To congratulate the graduating Class of 2011 and recognize their tremendous success, five billboards recently went up around the City of Grand Rapids. The five billboards that are on display feature 23 graduates from Central, Creston, Ottawa Hills...

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[VIDEO] GAAH Press Club cubs experiment with multimedia, learn to distinguish fact from opinion

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

On a gray afternoon, the Cook Arts Center (644 Grandville SW) is a beacon of color. In the lobby, kids sit around a table, each with beams of crayons radiating around them. One floor above, their peers are busy at work patching together video...

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Grand Rapids college students share ways to deal with stress and form good study habits

by (byrneska)

Submitted 12-16-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

It's final exams week, and everyone is feeling crunched. Amanda Clark, a senior student at Grand Valley State University, said, “I have a capstone presentation that’s due tomorrow and my capstone project due the day of the final. I have self-...

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Crowd cheers on Hispanic Flamenco Ballet at Wealthy Theatre

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 11-03-2010 under NEWS

On Wednesday morning, the Hispanic Flamenco Ballet's charter bus pulled up to Wealthy Theatre. Not far away were a swarm of yellow buses carrying more than 300 students. Billed on the dance company's website as the best option for student field...

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Short-term and long-term host families needed for foreign students

by (NWSE.hauser)

Submitted 08-06-2010 under NONPROFITS

 I am your area coordinator for NorthWest Student Exchange.  The upcoming school year is approaching quickly and we still have 40 students in need of homes in and around the Grand Rapids area!  The length of hosting varies, so even if...

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Parking conflicts in the Heritage Hill neighborhood

by (lydiee)

Submitted 04-21-2010 under OPINION

Traffic confusion on the streets of the Heritage Hill neighborhood, located in downtown Grand Rapids, is at an all time high. Since the beginning of last September, the neighborhood's compacted, narrow streets have become congested. From early...

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Multimedia Contest Gives Teens a Chance at Cash Awards

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 03-30-2010 under NONPROFITS

  The 32 Kent County high school students who make up Grand Rapids Community Foundation’s Youth Grant Committee want to get teens thinking about philanthropy. That’s why they’re challenging their peers to create a video, audio project or...

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GRPS: The Effect of Poverty on Educational Attainment

by (fikj)

Submitted 12-13-2009 under NEWS

Student and family poverty negatively effects educational proficiency and children ability to learn. Written by: Joshua Fik, Daina Salayon, Kenny Spicer, Bob Hutek; Frederik Meijer Honors College; Grand Valley State University. In the midst of...

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