The Rapidian

education

How local agencies gave woman confidence to achieve her goals

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 01-16-2019 under NONPROFITS

Today, Anna Cater is a hospital billing professional at Spectrum Health. Getting there required her to overcome linguistic and cultural barriers – and, even more importantly, to develop confidence in herself. Cater grew up in the Philippines....

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Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes Helps Fourth Graders Run School Wide Flea Market

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 12-31-2018 under NONPROFITS

Fourth grade students at Wealthy Elementary put on a school wide Flea Market to sell their homemade goods. Students have been learning about economics in their Social Studies classes, along with Junior Achievement (JA) volunteers coming to the...

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Helping fellow veterans through Veterans Upward Bound

by (gvsuveterans)

Submitted 12-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

William Vanderslik has been involved with Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) since April 2018. He joined VUB to help fellow veterans with their educational and career goals, and also because he liked the social aspect to the program. “I wanted to...

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Local Junior Achievement program receives grant to grow opportunities for entrepreneurship

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 12-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

Junior Achievement of The Michigan Great Lakes has received a grant from The Achievement Foundation. The Achievement Foundation has announced the awarding of Hugh B. Sweeny Jr. Grants totaling $585,000 over two years to Junior Achievement offices in...

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Young Leaders Against Violence accepting applications for the 2018/19 school year

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 10-05-2018 under NONPROFITS

Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) is now accepting applications for the 2018/19 school year through November 11, 2018. One in 4 teens experience abuse in their dating relationship. Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. This...

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NPO Showcase: It takes a village for a child to succeed in school

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-19-2018 under NONPROFITS

Today's show highlights the individuals who take care of our children while they are in school. Josh Baumbach, principal of West Elementary, Erika VanDyke, Community School Center from Kent School Services Network at West Elementary and Katy...

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Veterans Upward Bound supports veterans with their educational, career goals

by (gvsuveterans)

Submitted 09-11-2018 under NONPROFITS

Did you know that there is a program in Grand Rapids that directly supports veterans’ success with the pursuit of postsecondary education? It’s called Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) and it’s located in Grand Valley State University...

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Meet your elected officials hosted by Young Leaders Against Violence

by (Safe Haven Mini...)

Submitted 08-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

Young Leaders Against Violence (YLAV) is a coalition for youth leaders who strive towards ending sexual and domestic violence, as well as educating themselves and others on these issues. YLAV will be hosting an event, Meet Your Elected Officials, to...

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Neighborhood schools are being gentrified, but they don't have to be

by (MaverickLaw)

Submitted 08-20-2018 under OPINION

An issue that is becoming rapidly important to the Grand Rapids community is the gentrification of neighborhood elementary schools. No one quite understands how it happens, or even why it happens. All we know up to this point is that homes in...

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Ethics and Religion Talk: What are your requirements for ordination?

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 05-21-2018 under OPINION

Doug Van Doren, the pastor of Plymouth United Church of Christ, responds: “In the United Church of Christ, the minimum educational requirement for ordination are a four year undergraduate degree, followed by a three year Master’s of...

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