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Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan provides support, resources for children with Down syndrome and their families

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, April Sawhill, Executive Director, and Lindsey Kloeckner, Parent Member, discuss the resources available through the Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan (DSAWM), the Early Stages...

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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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Volunteers at the heart of West Michigan conservation

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 10-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

STEVENSVILLE – Standing in the warm sunlight with his hard-won prize in hand, the grin on 7-year-old Bradlee Gehlhoff’s face is infectious. But unlike most kids these days, Bradlee didn’t catch Pokémon – he caught a fistful...

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At this West Side food pantry, hunger relief is a team effort

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 10-18-2016 under NONPROFITS

Waverly Knight understands what it’s like to be hungry. In 2007, Waverly lost her job. Single, lonely in her apartment and trying to find a job, she began to wonder about volunteering with her West Side church, Trinity Reformed. When she...

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More women, girls giving archery a shot

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 08-24-2016 under NONPROFITS

What happens Friday nights at the West Michigan Archery Center stays at the West Michigan Archery Center. "One of our most popular archery leagues is a women's-only group on Friday nights with upwards of two dozen women at one time, said...

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Branching out: Grand Rapids continues to grow its citizens forestry program

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 08-10-2016 under NONPROFITS

Trees are Angela Schmidt’s happy place. Surrounded by their green goodness, the 45-year-old happily recalls childhood summers spent exploring neighborhood parks or camping with her family. “I think nature was always important to me since...

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Traverse City students practice faith by packing potatoes in Comstock Park

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Each year 3-4,000 volunteers serve at Feeding America West Michigan. For much of the past decade, that number has included about 100 fifth graders from Immaculate Conception Elementary School, part of the Grand Traverse Area Catholic School system....

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Meet the woman solving hunger in West Michigan

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

When you come through the front door at Feeding America West Michigan, she’s the first person you see. Her name is Maggie Marcinkus, she’s 24 years old and she’s in charge of the 3,000-plus volunteers who will sort, ship, pick and...

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Just wrong enough: How swinging inside an ArtPrize house creates community

by (tfox)

Submitted 09-29-2015 under OPINION

In the past week I've had the curious experience of acting as a performer in Kate Gilmore's installation "Higher Ground", at SiTE:LAB's Rumsey Street Project. An entire house on the site of Rumsey Street has been transformed to...

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ArtPrize to celebrate local neighborhoods in upcoming volunteer kick-off party

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 08-18-2015 under NEWS

ArtPrize 7 is right around the corner and their volunteer kick-off party is honoring the seventh year by focusing on the seven neighborhoods ArtPrize covers in 2015. The Volunteer KickOFF Event: Seven Neighborhoods | Seven Stories is this Thursday,...

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