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Education

Story Matters: Christopher Perkins sees GED as tool to career in arts

Submitted 01-26-2015 under NEWS

Christopher Perkins talks about the importance of education and his interest in acting and drawing.

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Catalyst Radio: CASA offering training for advocates of abused, neglected children

Submitted 01-23-2015 under NEWS

More than 1,000 children in Kent County are wards of the court due to abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers advocate for those children, although many more such volunteers are needed. Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming volunteer training that begins Feb. 9.

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Food Bank client conquers chronic illness with nutrition

Submitted 01-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Michele Childs struggled with diabetes and weight for years. The staff at Streams of Hope helped her overcome those challenges through diet and exercise.

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Story Matters: Charity Walker recalls what brought her to GED program

Submitted 01-23-2015 under NONPROFITS

Charity Walker explains how she came to the YouthBuild GED program and what she plans to study in college.

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GR Initiative for Leaders expands partnership with local high schools, colleges

Submitted 01-22-2015 under NONPROFITS

To support student academic success and community leadership, the “Be the Change” project aims to promote post-secondary education and civic engagement among Grand Rapids high school students

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Story Matters: Alexis Starr pursues GED for better future

Submitted 01-22-2015 under NONPROFITS

Alexis Starr talks about the day-to-day challenges in pursuing a GED and her motivations for continuing forward.

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Story Matters: No story ever over, says YouthBuild program administrator Rachael Murphy

Submitted 01-21-2015 under NONPROFITS

Rachael Murphy talks about her work at YouthBuild and the benefits of pursuing a GED.

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Story Matters: Michael Mills shares how GED offers second chance

Submitted 01-21-2015 under NONPROFITS

Michael Mills talks about what motivated him to go back for his GED and his hopes for the future.

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New class series offer holistic view of nutrition, healthy living at Downtown Market

Submitted 01-20-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Downtown Market is making education a major theme for the coming year and will be offering documentary screenings, gardening classes, meal preparation classes and yoga.

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Disability 101 (Part 1): Disability as dialogue

Submitted 01-13-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The mission of DisArt Festival 2015 is to change perceptions about disability, one work of art at a time. This is the first in a four-part series designed to help readers grapple with the cultural and philosophical questions that surround physical and mental difference.

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