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Heart of West Michigan United Way

Government Shutdown: Q&A with Legal Aid's Karen Tjapkes

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 01-25-2019 under NONPROFITS

With the partial government shutdown now in its second month, more and more people are feeling the strain. The impact goes beyond the 800,000 federal workers, including those at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, who missed their second paycheck...

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Volunteering in Grand Rapids as a college student: Where do you start?

by (tekielak)

Submitted 11-26-2018 under NEWS

Volunteering is the perfect way to not only make a difference, but start engaging with an unfamiliar community. For college students in the Grand Rapids area, volunteering can also be a way to explore interests, build relationships, and stumble...

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Heart of West Michigan United Way offers free tax preparation assistance

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-11-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s episode of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Brenda Brame, Program Manager for the Kent County Tax Credit Coalition (KCTCC), discusses how households with total income of $55,000 or less can access free tax preparation services and...

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Volunteer reading tutors help GRPS students improve reading proficiency, prepare for future success

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

High school graduation is a powerful predictor of a student's future success, and research shows that students who don't read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave school without a diploma. This week...

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Kent County Tax Credit Coalition provides free tax preparation services

by (GRTV)

Submitted 02-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

It's that time of the year again- tax season. Many people dread having to prepare their taxes. It can be confusing, and if you aren't aware of the different tax credits you may be eligible for, you may be passing up hundreds of dollars in...

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Tips for staying warm this winter

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 01-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

As the temperature becomes lower and utility bills become higher, use these tips for keeping your family safe and warm this winter or call 2-1-1 for more support. 1. Check your home for places you may be leaking heat to the outdoors. A great deal of...

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Nonprofit professionals go head to head in karaoke battle May 4

by (ynpn.gr)

Submitted 04-19-2012 under NONPROFITS

Lets get ready to RRRRRRRRUMBLE!!! On Friday, May 4th 2012, young nonprofit professionals from 11 local organizations will take the stage at Wealthy Theater to express their nonprofits’ missions, visions and values...through song. Think...

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Kent County joins 120 communities nationwide in the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 03-16-2012 under NONPROFITS

Kent County, under the umbrella of the Community Literacy Initiative (CLI) of the Literacy Center of West Michigan, has joined the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The national campaign, spearheaded by United Way Worldwide, the National League of...

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Project Blueprint graduate profile: Kristian Grant

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 08-10-2011 under NONPROFITS

Kristian Grant is a young woman who has a lot going on- and a lot going for her.  The busy young nonprofit professional not only works for an organization that serves the community, she's also a member of two local advisory...

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United Way's Project Blueprint graduates class of 39

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 07-06-2011 under NONPROFITS

In June, Heart of West Michigan United Way graduated the students of the 2011 Project Blueprint class.  Project Blueprint is a leadership development class for persons of color, encouraging and enabling them to serve as board and committee...

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