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Grand Rapids weighs in on free community college proposal

Submitted 01-30-2015 under NEWS

Community college administrators, GRCC students, and politicians respond to President Barack Obama's idea to provide federal and state funding to cover the first two years of college education for all American citizens.

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Story Matters: Tawngela Matthews explains importance of GED

Submitted 01-29-2015 under NONPROFITS

Tawangela Matthews talks about her work at Alternative Directions and gives advice for those seeking change in their lives.

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Story Matters: Rozann Mueller shares students' challenges and motivations in pursuing GED

Submitted 01-28-2015 under NONPROFITS

Rozann Mueller describes students in Alternative Directions’ GED program.

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"Movies in the Park" dates set for third season

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

The popular movie series presented by DGRI and FGRP at Ah-Nab-Awen will return for its third summer running.

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Local sixth graders adopt Kreiser Pond

Submitted 01-27-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Grand Rapids Christian middle schoolers have adopted Kreiser Pond for a year of place based learning in a retention basin.

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Literacy Center of West Michigan moves into 2015 with new director

Submitted 01-27-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Literacy Center of West Michigan continues to serve the greater Grand Rapids area through partnerships and collaborative efforts aimed to raise the literacy rate of the region.

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Neighborhood Association to help residents dig into home histories

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

Learn research techniques from the pros at the Grand Rapids Public Library while sleuthing for historical information about your home.

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Story Matters: Jacob Hill shares goal of becoming chef

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NONPROFITS

Jacob Hill talks about challenges he faced in getting his high school diploma and his career goals once he completes his GED.

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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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