education

In age of Trump candidacy, understanding racism is crucial

by (prfcgr)

Submitted 10-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

On October 18, Partners for a Racism-Free Community will host the first part of a new series we have launched called Building Blocks centered on understanding the fundamentals of racism. In our particular line of work, we know addressing racism...

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Fourth annual bilingual college fair bridges gap between Latino families and college

by (rlopez)

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NEWS

The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan is hosting its fourth annual Bilingual College Fair on October 13, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at César E. Chávez Elementary, 1205 Grandville Ave., SW Grand Rapids. This event connects students and...

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Community journalism workshop sparks discussion, features new reporter worksheet

by (Briana)

Submitted 08-30-2016 under NEWS

Yesterday at noon, The Rapidian held our Community Journalism Workshop at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. We had a light lunch courtsey of Cherry Deli and got into the particulars of writing and publishing on our website. Kiran Sood Patel,...

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Michigan state parks act as summer classrooms

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 07-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

This year the State Park Explorer Program will conduct three “themed” weeks and one special summer long program. Under the clear night’s sky, campers from Warren Dunes State Park gather on the shores of Lake Michigan. Above the...

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"Let's Talk About Sex" Free Film Screening and Panel

by (PPMI)

Submitted 06-08-2016 under

PLEASE REGISTER FOR "FREE FILM NIGHT" BY CALLING 616.774.7005 X3113, OR EMAILING [email protected] This event will be held at Fountain St. Church from 5:30-7:30 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2016.   Let’s Talk About Sex takes a...

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Harrison Park students reveal everyday sources of pressure

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-31-2016 under NONPROFITS

Harrison Park Elementary School's media and writing teams collaborated on on a project to get insight on what causes students stress. The media team worked on the video and the writing team interviewed and compiled anonymous responses from their...

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New Community Media Center club unites lovers of film

by (Briana)

Submitted 05-27-2016 under NONPROFITS

On Wednesday, I joined a small group of movie and media lovers and a handful of fellow CMC employees in the Koning Micro-Cinema inside of Wealthy Theatre to watch Rouben Mamoulian's pre-Code era film "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" for...

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Traverse City students practice faith by packing potatoes in Comstock Park

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Each year 3-4,000 volunteers serve at Feeding America West Michigan. For much of the past decade, that number has included about 100 fifth graders from Immaculate Conception Elementary School, part of the Grand Traverse Area Catholic School system....

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New non-profit provides scholarships to improve educational equity for trans community

by (breensea)

Submitted 04-05-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Thursday, March 31, 2016 was Transgender Day of Visibility, a day to bring recognition and honor to the accomplishments of trans folks around the world, while spreading knowledge and awareness of the trans community. It was on this day the...

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Monthly forum aims to educate, strengthen ties in Grand Rapids' music community

by (Briana)

Submitted 03-29-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

On Monday, March 28, 2016 on the Northwest side, a small, eager group of members of the local music community crowded into a recording space in Grand River Studios. They were gathered to hear the latest in a series of conversations about Grand...

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