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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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How local agencies gave woman confidence to achieve her goals

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 01-16-2019 under NONPROFITS

Today, Anna Cater is a hospital billing professional at Spectrum Health. Getting there required her to overcome linguistic and cultural barriers – and, even more importantly, to develop confidence in herself. Cater grew up in the Philippines....

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Catalyst Radio: United Way talks holiday volunteering

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

Host John Moose Williamson speaks with Katelyn Kovalik, Volunteer Center Manager for Heart of West Michigan United Way, about opportunities to give back to the community this holiday season.

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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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YNPN.GR September Luncheon: Jump Start Your Career through Active Learning

by (ynpn.gr)

Submitted 09-16-2014 under

Tera Qualls manages communications and online product development for the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Heather Carpenter is Assistant Professor in the school of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration at GVSU. Qualls and Carpenter...

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Weekly volunteer opportunities for November 7-11

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 11-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

Each week, our Volunteer Center highlights three high-need opportunities in the areas of education, income and health: the building blocks for advancing the common good. This week, we share some great opportunities from the Specialized...

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Encore Workshop to Connect Experienced Adults with New Skills-based Opportunities

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 05-24-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Volunteer Center is piloting a new free workshop designed to help retirees identify and connect their talents and interests with unique skills-based volunteer opportunities in the community. This workshop is a...

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Dance to your own beat: United Way seeks to engage the unengaged at Silent Dance Party

by (Heart of West M...)

Submitted 10-06-2010 under NONPROFITS

Heart of West Michigan United Way's Next Generation group will be hosting a Silent Dance Party on Friday October 8th at 6:00pm.  Hundreds are expected to gather at Rosa Parks Circle (armed with mp3 players and a sweet playlist) and dance...

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