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Schools of Hope

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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Vocational rehabilitation, independent living resources available for veterans

by (GRTV)

Submitted 11-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

In celebration of Veteran’s Day on November 11, this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase features the Veteran Peer Supports program at Disability Advocates of Kent County. DAKC’s Christine Morse discusses the program,...

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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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Schools of Hope puts hope back in school

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 01-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Wanted: A skilled, passionate educator who can discover each of her students' strengths and challenges, affirm and encourage them on their learning journey and help each child succeed—all while effectively managing a classroom. Enter Megan...

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Business and community come together in circle of service supporting literacy

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 08-29-2012 under NONPROFITS

We've probably all heard the ubiquitous adage "it takes a village to raise a child". Perhaps many of us have dismissed it as an over-used cliché, a meaningless phrase. But, at the core is truth: there is great value in all the parts of...

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The power of neighborhood engagement in driving a movement

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 04-25-2012 under NONPROFITS

LINC's Neighborhood Engagement team has been an agent for change in our communities. The Believe 2 Become movement is inspiring parents and neighbors to look at the value of education in a new light. This movement is broad in scope and rich in...

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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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Reading paves the way to college for students at Harrison Park School

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 01-26-2012 under NONPROFITS

In collaboration with Kristin Brace Mayor Heartwell sat down on the gymnasium floor at Grand Rapids Public Schools' Harrison Park School and asked, “Does anyone know what the mayor does?” The first response from the crowd of first-...

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Parents learn English to help their children in school

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 12-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

By Kristin Brace, Community Literacy Program Assistant When I walked into Dan Drust's classroom at Burton Elementary, I found a dozen women sitting around a trio of oblong tables intended for children. They had the aura of an extended family:...

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In studio: Schools of Hope

by (WYCE)

Submitted 08-20-2010 under NONPROFITS

In studio this week is Fritz Crabb, Director of Literary Services at United Way's Schools of Hope. Many teachers will dig into their own pockets to provide art supplies for their elementary school students. Find out how Schools of Hope helps to...

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