The Rapidian

AmeriCorps

Bethany Christian Services helps refugee families adjust to life in West Michigan

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Nathan Slauer, VISTA Leader at Bethany Christian Services, discusses the current refugee crisis, the refugee resettlement efforts of the organization, and how folks in the community can get...

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Second graders raise funds for disadvantaged women

by (Waltonm)

Submitted 08-26-2013 under NEWS

The media center at Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center rang with hammer blows. Teams of second graders and kindergarteners were hard at work building birdhouses while volunteering women from Dégagé Ministries guided them. The birdhouses were...

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Parents learn English to help their children in school

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 12-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

By Kristin Brace, Community Literacy Program Assistant When I walked into Dan Drust's classroom at Burton Elementary, I found a dozen women sitting around a trio of oblong tables intended for children. They had the aura of an extended family:...

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350 AmeriCorps members gather in GR to improve community through service weekend

by (MCSC)

Submitted 05-20-2011 under NONPROFITS

Slideshow photos contributed by Steven Depolo   This weekend, more than 350 of Michigan’s AmeriCorps members from across the state are in Grand Rapids to focus on serving city parks and the Wealthy Heights neighborhood. As part of the...

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Catalyst Radio: Proposed fed budget cuts eliminating national community service to affect thousands in GR

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 03-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

In the Grand Rapids area alone, there are more than 60 AmeriCorps members, 1,000 Senior Corps members and 28,000 K-12 students benefiting from Learn and Serve. These community service programs are administered by the Corporation for National and...

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52 GR area nonprofits participate in Chase Community Giving

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 11-25-2009 under NEWS

The mantra of social media marketing could very well be "be human." Equipped with Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts, corporations, businesses and nonprofit organizations have been using these tools to foster more personable...

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AmeriCorps VISTA members help to supplement Boys & Girls Clubs’ development needs

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-03-2009 under NONPROFITS

The current economic situation is leaving businesses and non-profits alike struggling to maintain their already-existing staff, shutting the door completely on the possibility of hiring newcomers to fill much needed positions. Thankfully, AmeriCorps...

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