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Food Bank helps hunger-relief agencies amplify impact

by (jtl6)

Submitted 01-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

When a needy family with a sick child came to United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM), program director Shawn Keener knew providing food would be the first step toward helping them. “Food is usually the presenting issue that brings...

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Rick Huisman Named Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 05-31-2012 under NONPROFITS

  Rick Huisman, a former executive for Eastern Floral and Major League Baseball pitcher, was named Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth (BGCGRYC). Huisman joins the BGCGRYC as it prepares to open...

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Catalyst Radio: Open Book Project encourages students to define success for themselves

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

Jamiel Robinson, one of the co-founders of The Open Book Project, joins us on air to share the philosophy of this after-school, urban tutoring program. In the four years since the program started, OBP has uncovered many unexpected reasons that...

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Youth development programs that really make an impact

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 12-01-2009 under NONPROFITS

What exactly is “Youth Development”? How do you know that programs serving youth are really making an impact?Youth Development programs prepare young people to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood. Programs must be structured with a...

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