Students to host neighborhood forum for Grandville Avenue mural project

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NEWS

Local students from the Supporting Our Leaders (SOL) Youth Program at the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan will be hosting a neighborhood forum on Friday, February 26 to discuss a new mural along Grandville Avenue. Each year the SOL Peer Leaders...

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Prosperity for some: Noted economist to address disparity in Grand Rapids

by (BecaV)

Submitted 09-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

Dr. Pastor will be at the Wealthy Theatre on September 24 to discuss his research and the connection between the conditions of racial equity and economy, and what this means for Grand Rapids. Dr. Pastor’s research addresses the current...

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Crossing Borders

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 10-02-2013 under NONPROFITS

THE PROGRAM Offered at Dominican Center at Marywood, this six-session course, designed by JustFaith Ministries, offers the opportunity for prayer, reading and reflection about the issue of immigration.  We will explore public policy positions...

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Ana Doonan: community servant and literacy advocate

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 11-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

“I truly believe that we all have a purpose,” said Ana Doonan when asked about life's twists and turns leading to her current role at LINC Community Revitalization. The organization, whose mission includes revitalizing neighborhoods...

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The Grand Rapids Latino student achievement gap

by (San Juan Diego ...)

Submitted 02-25-2012 under NONPROFITS

Data from the Grand Rapids Public Schools shows that Latino students test scores lag behind their peers more each year as they progress academically. In third grade, according to MEAP scores, Latino students rank near the average. Latino student...

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Learning to live life while celebrating death: Día de los Muertos at the GRPL

by (amybascom)

Submitted 11-18-2011 under OPINION

Death is a part of life, something everyone deals with in his or her own way. When I was twelve years old and my grandmother’s organs were shutting down, I made wishes every day that by some miracle they would start working again and she would...

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Grand Rapidians celebrate Day of the Dead

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 10-27-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Day of the Dead, despite its somber name, is a big, colorful and fun celebration of life. Each year on November 1 to 2, Mexicans, Mexican Americans and an increasing number of everyone else enjoy remembering loved ones who have died.  Eva...

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Dia de los Muertos celebrates life and honors the dead at GRPL

by (nlautenbach)

Submitted 11-08-2010 under OPINION

Unlike the spooky Halloween traditions that glorify death and dying, Dia de los Muertos is a celebration of life. On display in the dimly lit upstairs auditorium at the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL), were approximately 20 altars with brightly...

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