Area refugees work to overcome cultural barriers, challenges

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 12-01-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The West Michigan Education and Cultural Center (WMRECC) in Kentwood (2130 Enterprise Street) serves hundreds of refugees a year in the greater Grand Rapids area. Michigan is often among the top 10 states in the United States to accept...

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Community yoga class raises funds for Nepal, funds matched by Lululemon

by (Marjorie Steele)

Submitted 06-09-2015 under NEWS

AM Yoga has been teaching classes at locations all over town, but Lululemon in Breton Village hasn’t been one of them - until a Sunday night earlier this month. When Lululemon approached AM Yoga co-founder Ashley Yost about teaching a donation...

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Story Matters: Tula Khadka discovers key cultural difference between Nepal, USA

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 09-04-2014 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. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Current and former Calvin students fill a need in rural Nepal

by (none)

Submitted 11-26-2012 under NEWS

  In the United States, it’s easy to see how education can be taken for granted. Elementary and secondary schooling are required, and attending college is normative in many communities. It’s considered something of a social taboo if...

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Refugees connect and contribute to the community through Rhododendron Crafts

by (lindsmcholme)

Submitted 03-04-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Jessica Ennis met Bhutanese-Nepali refugees Dik Bir and Dil Maya Powdyel about a year ago through the New Neighbor Program at Bethany Christian Services, where she volunteers as an AmeriCorps Vista member. The first time she visited the Powdyels’...

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