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Kicking Off Summer on the South Side

by (development)

Submitted 06-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids, MI-  Summer evokes images of beaches, summer camps, and family vacations to Disney or Cedar Point.  Many families living on Grand Rapids' south side are not able to experience these summer staples, but South End Community...

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Save the Date for the Rock the Block Street Street Fair June 15th, 2013!

by (LINC News Bureau)

Submitted 05-15-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

It’s time to Rock the Block! Join LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. on Madison Avenue at Hall Street on June 15th, 2013 to celebrate community, culture and connection to opportunity! From 11am to 6pm the street will be filled with local food...

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Introducing Marywood Home Health

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 04-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

Marywood Home Health invites you to come to Dominican Center at Marywood  for an informational meeting about the healthcare options available to you through Marywood Circle.  Marywood Home Health is a service of Marywood Circle, a...

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Celebrate our community's unsung heroes

by (FamilyFutures)

Submitted 02-22-2013 under NONPROFITS

  They’re the change makers, the dreamers, the dot connectors, those who will stop at nothing to improve the lives of children and families in West Michigan. Family Futures’ 25th Annual Service to Children Awards is your chance to...

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GRAM Education Center supports lifetime learning

by (kmb53)

Submitted 11-29-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

  When visitors to the Grand Rapids Art Museum walk in the building, they are immediately greeted with elegant architecture and works of art. As visitors look around, to the right they see a hallway across the courtyard which ends with a bright...

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Statewide funding cut hurts local families

by (FamilyFutures)

Submitted 10-24-2012 under NONPROFITS

On October 1, state funding for the Prevention Pilot Project in Michigan was unexpectedly cut from 11 service agencies in Grand Rapids, Flint and metro Detroit. These agencies had been responsible for reducing caseloads for Child Protective Services...

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Dads get their day as parents learn to play

by (FamilyFutures)

Submitted 06-15-2012 under NONPROFITS

Ah, Father’s Day. A great time to kick back with the kids and enjoy some quality time. Maybe play a game of catch. But wait, are your children ready to play catch? Is this the stage when you can do that? What other activities are good for this...

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Digital divide narrows with Comcast's "Internet Essentials"

by (Benjamin Siekmeier)

Submitted 03-09-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

All Grand Rapids families with children who receive free school lunches may qualify for Comcast's "Internet Essentials" program, which offers broadband internet for $9.95 per month and an optional netbook for $149.99. The program...

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Parent Spotlight: Schools of Hope Family Literacy Program

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 03-07-2012 under NONPROFITS

Monica Zavala is a parent in our Schools of Hope Family Literacy Program. This posting reflects her writing ability at the time of her participation in the program.  My name is Monica Zavala. I am from Mexico and I’ve been living in the...

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Habitat recipient "pays it forward"

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 12-22-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

It started when a speck of shingle stone landed in Michael Bradley's eye. Bradley was volunteering as one of Union High School's Habitat builders. While Bill Moerdyk, a Kent County's Habitat for Humanity ...

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