education

Burton Middle School principal, staff welcome students with Red Carpet Event

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-08-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

As students head back to Grand Rapids Public Schools today, Burton Middle School (2133 Buchanan Ave SW) has literally rolled out the red carpet for them. "The Red Carpet Event was organized to encourage students to return back to school for...

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New program for older zoo-goers combines activity with education

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 09-04-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Adults ages 62 and up have a new opportunity to explore Grand Rapids while maintaining their body and mind. The Silver Explorer Series, created by John Ball Zoo and Priority Health, provides seniors with an inexpensive way to learn about and...

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Teens liven downtown with mini murals

by (wmcat)

Submitted 08-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

In partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., six teen artists from the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology painted murals on utility boxes in the downtown core to honor public figures with a commitment to social justice. The teens worked...

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Artists Creating Together to offer The Five Senses of Art Education Day During ArtPrize Seven

by (Artists Creatin...)

Submitted 08-25-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, October 5, Artists Creating Together will host The Five Senses of Art, an ArtPrize Education Day, at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market in partnership with ArtPrize and Herman Miller Cares. ACT is an ArtPrize Education Partner with the...

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Volunteer Tutor Orientation

by (kpayne)

Submitted 08-12-2015 under

The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled an information session on Thursday, August 13 for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 6:00 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to find...

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Torrence O'Haire joins Grand Rapids Downtown Market staff

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 08-11-2015 under NONPROFITS

Local food entrepreneur Torrence O’Haire has joined the staff of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market as a private parties and culinary coordinator. In this role, he will create menus and recipes for private functions, plan interesting new events...

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High school student college program might not be Bound Upward

by (kelseymay)

Submitted 08-05-2015 under OPINION

It takes a stalwart kid to voluntarily attend summer school. Every summer, Grand Valley State University hosts a chapter of Upward Bound, a national program that encourages high school students to embrace a college-bound mindset, preparing for the...

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Power Up Tech Fair works to connect community to growing job market

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NEWS

Community leaders Jonathan Jelks and AJ Hills IV have collaborated to organize the "Power Up" Technology Fair, set for Tuesday, July 21 at the Baxter Community Center. They have coordinated to help expose aspiring entrepreneurs, young...

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Catalyst Radio: Challenge Scholars program uniting around advanced education for children's future

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-11-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Challenge Scholars, a new and innovative program of Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Grand Rapids Public Schools, is succeeding in uniting local...

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Plaster Creek becomes classroom for urban, rural middle schoolers

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 06-02-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

What do a bunch of urban teenagers and country kids have in common besides braces, tests and parents telling them to look up from their screens? Well, they also share a common watershed. Over the last two semesters two schools have partnered to...

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