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

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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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National security expert presents on five major threats to United States

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 11-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Dr. Lori Esposito Murray, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), will present on the topic “Top Five Threats to America’s National Security.” She will speak at 7:00 p.m. at the...

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'Small Plates, Big Impact' fundraiser helps provide nutrition education, entrepreneurial opportunities

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 09-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

This year, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is hosting its annual fall fundraiser for the Downtown Market Education Foundation on October 12 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The “Small Plates, Big Impact” fundraiser, benefiting the...

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Community responds to Jurors' Shortlist: Larry Ossei-Mensah at ArtPrize 9

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

The Rapidian and GRTV interviewed a variety of audience members after the Jurors' Shortlist event to get their reactions with the help of Community Journalist, Jim Moreno and Cameraman, Brandon Cooley. Larry Ossei-Mensah is a New York-based...

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Local tuition-free pharmacy technician program accepting applications

by (wmcat)

Submitted 06-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Have you received your high school diploma or General Education Development (GED)? Do you live in Kent County, receive some form of public assistance, and have no record of a felony? Are you looking for a meaningful career that can give you income...

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Mind Meets Music uses music to boost academic performance in vulnerable schools

by (GRTV)

Submitted 06-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Dr. Monique Salinas and Dr. Daniel Stauffer from Mind Meets Music discuss how the organization is using music to boost academic performance and literacy skills in underprivileged student...

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