The Rapidian

West Michigan Refugee Education and Cultural Center

Local education center works to ease burdens of refugee children

by (WMRECC)

Submitted 03-01-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Being a kid is tough. Although some may look back at their adolescence with only fond memories, most people I know don’t. For most of us, growing up was- and is- hard. There are so many voices telling you what to do and who to be, you can...

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Story Matters: Sarafina Kisile, Dorcas Shavani, Salia Georgete describe their friendship

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 09-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Tula Khadka discovers key cultural difference between Nepal, USA

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 09-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Maryan Mahdi shares mother's rules for life

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 09-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Lula Mahdi, shy at first, now has big plans for future

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 08-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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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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World Refugee Day Celebrates Local Refugee Population

by (RedCrossGGR)

Submitted 06-16-2010 under NONPROFITS

Each year on June 20, World Refugee Day offers Grand Rapids an opportunity to call attention to refugees affected by disasters, armed conflict and other situations of violence.According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, an...

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