GRIL U participants teens graduate from college

by (GR Initiative f...)

Submitted 05-10-2013 under NONPROFITS

In a time where many of our urban teens are known to drop out of high school, GRIL (Grand Rapids Initiative for Leaders) is proud to announce the college graduations of three of our GRIL U teen leadership program graduates! Mario Adkins graduated...

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Grand Rapids Community Foundation opens scholarship application, continues to build awards

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 02-06-2013 under NONPROFITS

There are more scholarship opportunities available to students from the Kent County area than ever before. Beginning in the 1940s, the Grand Rapids Community Foundation has supported students through its scholarship program. Since then, the program...

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New internship opportunities available with The Rapidian

by (Renato)

Submitted 12-03-2012 under OPINION

At The Rapidian, we are constantly looking for ways to improve and develop citizen journalism. We vehemently believe in increasing the flow of hyperlocal news to the Grand Rapids Community and are working to create a culture where people throughout...

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Tonja's story: former adult learner graduates college with awards

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 07-19-2012 under NONPROFITS

Tonja Lofton was an adult learner in the Literacy Center of West Michigan's Adult Tutoring Program.  Tonja shared her story after successfully moving on to receive a college education after participating in the program. Hello my...

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New internships posted with opportunities to be part of The Rapidian

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 12-13-2011 under OPINION

Here at The Rapidian, we are moving forward in full force to continue developing the growth of community journalism, an important part of the community. There are so many exciting things we hope to introduce to our readers and reporters in the...

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Students measure up at Yardsticks competition

by (AaronBrandt)

Submitted 11-03-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

For the second year in a row, some of the top advertising experts from Grand Rapids mingled with some of the brightest up-and-coming minds at The Yardsticks Competition, sponsored by the Polishing Center. The Yardsticks is an advertising competition...

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Community Foundation Grant to GRPS’ Harrison Park School Puts Students on the Path to College

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 06-15-2011 under NONPROFITS

$4.5m expected to be poured into GRPS schools over next ten years for college pathways coordinator, math/literacy coaches Additional $3m annually expected to be granted for college scholarships Signifying the beginning of a long-term partnership,...

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GR Chamber & Davenport partner to bring tuition discount to members and dependents

by (GRACC)

Submitted 04-18-2011 under NONPROFITS

One of the best economic development tools is a well-trained, educated workforce.    Davenport University and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to help educate West Michigan’s workforce through a new program...

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Grand Rapids college students share ways to deal with stress and form good study habits

by (byrneska)

Submitted 12-16-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

It's final exams week, and everyone is feeling crunched. Amanda Clark, a senior student at Grand Valley State University, said, “I have a capstone presentation that’s due tomorrow and my capstone project due the day of the final. I have self-...

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Youth Leadership Opportunity

by (YGCreporter)

Submitted 05-06-2010 under NONPROFITS

Please encourage the young people in your lives to apply for membership on the Grand Rapids Community Foundation's Youth Grant Committee!  The deadline for applying is August 1. What the YGC does:The Youth Grant Committee meets one evening a...

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