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Grand Rapids brothers create local social app to strengthen community

by (Mikayla Balk)

Submitted 11-02-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The founders of Grand Rapids social app Yote seek to not only bring more technology companies to GR following their new artificial intelligence, but they also have another vision in mind. They see loneliness as a widespread force of unhappiness that...

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Service learning opportunities for students at Comprenew

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 10-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

Attention teachers and educators! Have you been looking for a hands-on opportunity for your students to learn more about technology and environmental stewardship? We would love to host you and your students for a service learning opportunity...

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Make It Take It: A creative happy hour to be held on October 18

by (wmcat)

Submitted 09-26-2018 under NONPROFITS

Make It Take It is a different way to network, catch up with friends and see the new WMCAT space on the Westside - all while supporting a culture of opportunity at WMCAT. By attending Make It Take It, attendees will directly increase equitable...

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The Rapid's new e-fare system The Wave debuts August 14

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 08-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

Adam Williams has two preferred forms of transportation in Grand Rapids: bus and bike. After a health scare in 2012 when he was 39, Williams took on active transportation as a simple step to improving his health. Today, riding the bus is one of his...

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Everything you need to know about buying a refurbished computer

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 08-07-2018 under NONPROFITS

Why is purchasing a refurbished computer your best option? This is a very good question, and one that we at Comprenew answer every day. Some people are put off by the “refurbished” tag, but it’s important to know what that actually...

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Comprenew announces expansion into Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 04-03-2018 under NONPROFITS

Comprenew is pleased to announce a significant expansion into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin, which will provide proper electronics recycling services to people in those communities. This geographic expansion builds on the...

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Junior Achievement Girls' Dream Fair looks to inspire hundreds of middle schoolers

by (juniorachievementmgl)

Submitted 01-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

We have a growing nationwide STEM gender gap. Consider the following There has been a steep decline in the number of female graduates with computer science degrees over the past three decades. National surveys find that nearly two-thirds of...

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Comprenew becomes an e-Stewards Digital Equity Refurbishing & Recycling Partner

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 01-23-2018 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids, MI – Comprenew, a certified nonprofit electronics recycler, is part of a new e-Stewards initiative to address digital inequities in low-income communities. The Digital Equity Program incentivizes large corporate partners to...

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Greenpeace Report Card assesses top IT companies' commitment to "greener electronics"

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 12-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Greenpeace recently published its "2017 Guide to Greener Electronics Company Report Card," and it reveals there is room for improvement among the consumer electronics manufacturing industry in terms of reducing environmental impact. The...

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A message from Comprenew regarding net neutrality

by (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 12-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

As a social enterprise, part of Comprenew's mission is to educate and advocate for equal access in an expanding digitally connected world. In that spirit, I'm writing to offer some insight into the proposed changes to the FCC rules regarding...

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