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How Veterans Upward Bound is helping veterans stay focused on their goals

by (gvsuveterans)

Submitted 02-21-2019 under NONPROFITS

Roberto Amaya first heard about Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) when a dear friend sent him a link to the website. After reading about the program, it didn’t take him long to make a decision. “Obviously, I liked what I read, and joined,...

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Grand Rapids weighs in on free community college proposal

by (mackenziebush13)

Submitted 01-30-2015 under NEWS

In his State of the Union address on January 20, President Obama articulated his hope that “two years of college becomes as free and universal in America as high school is today” by the year 2020. “[Education] is the key to success...

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Story Matters: Jessica Blair compares life at Degage to her home in Heritage Hill

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire

by (Public Museum)

Submitted 06-12-2014 under

Maker Faire is coming to Grand Rapids! This two day event is the first annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire, and is scheduled for August 30 & 31. Maker Faire combines the traditional science fair with innovation and engineering capitalizing on...

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Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire

by (Public Museum)

Submitted 06-12-2014 under

Maker Faire is coming to Grand Rapids! This two day event is the first annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire, and is scheduled for August 30 & 31. Maker Faire combines the traditional science fair with innovation and engineering capitalizing on...

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Catalyst Radio: Noorthoek Academy's family event Big Step Walk fundraiser is Saturday

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-09-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature the nonprofit Noorthoek Academy, and the May 10 fundraiser, Big Step Walk. Noorthoek Academy partners...

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Reading with the Stars program encourages young readers

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Liz Aschwege has a passion for sharing her love of reading. Her program, Reading with the Stars, is a partnership between local college students and athletes and area elementary schools. Teams from Aquinas College, Grand Valley State University, and...

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Local Muslim poet settles back into Grand Rapids area after six years abroad

by (r.r.collins11)

Submitted 06-12-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

“Kari Moss's work speaks to the suffering and struggles of individuals and the tender ones throughout the planet,” says Grand Rapids Poet Laureate, David Cope, “yet it also places the broken ones, the tender ones [and] the...

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YouthBuild provides local youth with tools for success

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 07-24-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

YouthBuild, a national organization founded in 1988, uses educational programs to provide an opportunity for low-income young people to learn job skills while working to earn their high school diplomas or GEDs. The programs are spread out and varied...

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GRCC $98.6 million millage loss, campaigners could have done more

by (emberlyvick)

Submitted 05-21-2012 under OPINION

Neither luck nor charm responded to GRCC’s third attempt to attract favorable voters to the polls. The college experienced its third consecutive campaign loss since 2007, a $98.6 million-bond proposal, in a defeat on May 8th. Potential funding...

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