Children

Children born in the U.S. have a brighter future

by (GAAH News Bureau)

Submitted 05-01-2012 under OPINION

By: Lluvia P. Statistics show the average teenage American citizen has a brighter future than the average teenage immigrant. The United States is a country full of opportunities. Immigrants often don't have the same opportunities as citizens....

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The power of neighborhood engagement in driving a movement

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 04-25-2012 under NONPROFITS

LINC's Neighborhood Engagement team has been an agent for change in our communities. The Believe 2 Become movement is inspiring parents and neighbors to look at the value of education in a new light. This movement is broad in scope and rich in...

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UICA participates in national drawing event during Spring Break

by (UICA)

Submitted 03-23-2012 under NONPROFITS

From March 24 to April 7, UICA will be participating in a national community festival called Draw On! Introduced in 2006 by the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, Draw On! was founded as a way to bring people of all ages...

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Parent Spotlight: Schools of Hope Family Literacy Program

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 03-07-2012 under NONPROFITS

Monica Zavala is a parent in our Schools of Hope Family Literacy Program. This posting reflects her writing ability at the time of her participation in the program.  My name is Monica Zavala. I am from Mexico and I’ve been living in the...

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Family Promise fights homelessness with help from community

by (Melissa Beaver)

Submitted 12-14-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Imagine you are a child and your mother just told you that your family is moving. Your dad left about a month ago and you're not sure where you and your mom and your little brother are going to stay. All your life you have had a safe, dependable...

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Live Nativity planned for December 11

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 11-29-2011 under NONPROFITS

A family event that will delight and inspire people of all ages, we will begin our journey on Sunday afternoon, December 11, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. with a candlelight walk led by the Three Kings through the St. Francis Sculpture Garden to the manger...

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Literacy Center collects 4,289 books for Family Literacy Program

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 10-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan surpassed their goal of collecting 2,000 children’s books by collecting 4,289 books. Books for Bedtime, which ran from September 20-October 11, was the first book drive that the Literacy Center has hosted....

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Catalyst Radio: 200 volunteers to build new playground in Aberdeen Park in just six hours

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the MP3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (10:13) Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Amway join us on air to talk about their efforts, along with Creston Neighborhood Association and a few...

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Literacy Center of West Michigan Family Literacy Program Thrives at Head Start

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 08-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

For the past four years, the Literacy Center of West Michigan and Head Start for Kent County (HS4KC) have worked together to provide literacy learning opportunities for Head Start families. The Family Literacy Program, funded by donations to the...

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Fearless

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 02-27-2011 under VOICES

Five years ago I became fearless. Things scare me and I get anxious, but the fear of not being able to handle any situation I might encounter has completely gone away. I was freed from fear when our 17 year-old son, Noah, died on Feb. 27, 2006...

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