education

DeVos bought influence; corruption erased your vote

by (balexander)

Submitted 02-08-2017 under OPINION

cor·rup·tion kəˈrəpSH(ə)n/ noun noun: corruption; plural noun: corruptions 1.
 dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.   Yesterday, the power of money was displayed in the single-most irony...

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CARE Ballet dance mom shares her favorite part of a performance

by (careballet)

Submitted 01-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

This weekend CARE Ballet brings to stage “The Pied Piper,” a family-friendly tale of a piper who rids the village of rats. CARE dancers have rehearsed for weeks. Seamstresses have altered costumes. Volunteer parents assembled sets at...

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Kent ranks twenty-sixth out of 83 Michigan counties for child well-being

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week’s episode of GRTV’s NPO Showcase features Annemarie Valdez, Executive Director at First Steps Kent. Valdez discusses some disappointing Kent County statistics related to child well-being and reading proficiency and First Steps...

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A Conversation with a diplomat: highlights of her global career

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 01-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

(Grand Rapids, MI) The last several years have seen a backlash towards globalization, as seen by political rhetoric that brought electoral victory to Donald Trump; the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom last summer; and rising nationalism in Europe...

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Growing Up Blandford Campaign seeks to increase capacity for Blandford Nature Center

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-04-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s episode of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Corey Turner, Development Manager at Blandford Nature Center, discusses the Growing Up Blandford Campaign and how this community-supported effort will help Blandford welcome even more...

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"Not relaxing or easy," students try living a month of poverty

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 11-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

College students are used to the idea of living on a budget, but acting out the life of a low-income West Michigan family adds a new dimension to their perception of poverty. “I believe any experiential learning is superior to lecture-based...

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Local professor engages social work students in understanding poverty

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 11-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

Every fall, Greg Scott dons a sheriff costume and gives his students the opportunity to experience poverty firsthand. He hasn’t missed one in 16 years. Scott is a professor of social work at Kuyper College and also serves as the Social Work...

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UCOM brings healthy, local food to Wyoming community

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

United Church Outreach Ministry is doing more than just fighting hunger in their Wyoming community. They’re on a mission to help their neighbors build healthy lifestyles, starting with the food they eat. Program director Shawn Keener has been...

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"Eye on Iran: Assessing the Nuclear Deal; Saudi Arabian Conflict; and U.S. Relations"

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 10-19-2016 under

With sectarian rhetoric that continues to divide the region, proxy wars between Iran and Saudi Arabia intensifying, and the uncertain effects of the nuclear deal on U.S.-Iranian relations one year after its implementation, it is clear that American...

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Creative Youth Center hosts Characters that Lived

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 10-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center (CYC) will host an all-ages improv comedy show on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 7 p.m. in the Wealthy Theatre (doors open at 6:15 p.m.). The CYC's young authors have created zany characters who...

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