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Education

New mentoring program seeks to connect local youth of color with Grand Rapids' tech industry

Submitted 02-09-2016 under NEWS

The Midwest Tech Project Mentoring Program, co-founded by Jonathon Jelks and Alvin Hill IV, launches Februrary 11 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

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Mayor Bliss answers questions live on first City Connection appearance

Submitted 02-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

Addressing conversations about policy and community relations, affordable housing and other citizen questions live on Monday night, Mayor Bliss took over City Connection on GRTV and The Rapidian this Monday, February 8.

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Parent driven advocacy organization works with GRPS to ensure students' needs are being met

Submitted 02-05-2016 under NONPROFITS

When GRPS announced cuts to Special Education summer programming, a group of parents and community members came together to form an advocacy organization that led a movement to keep programming intact.

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Harrison Park students share events, programs benefiting community

Submitted 02-03-2016 under NONPROFITS

With programs ranging from "be nice." and a debate team, events and Facebook pages to celebrate students and more, there's a lot to know about what's going on at Harrison Park Elementary. Students ages 10 & 11 share what they think you should know.

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Local Westside school collecting water for Flint Public Schools

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NEWS

Harrison Park Elementary students and staff are collecting bottled water to send to the schools in Flint to help with the water crisis.

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Adult learners from the Literacy Center of West Michigan share their writing

Submitted 01-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

Learners enrolled in the Family Literacy Program, at West Godwin Elementary, practiced their writing skills by writing encouraging letters to their children.

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Food Bank helps hunger-relief agencies amplify impact

Submitted 01-13-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Hundreds of local food pantries and after-school programs have a hidden connection: Feeding America West Michigan.

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Spring semester starts at Creative Youth Center

Submitted 01-08-2016 under NONPROFITS

New Year, new adventures! At the Creative Youth Center’s end-of-session party late last year, students, staff and volunteers looked forward to the beginning of the next session, starting January 11.

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Advanced Manufacturing Expo and West Michigan Works! to Hold Largest Public Technology Show in Michigan

Submitted 12-18-2015 under NEWS

Advanced Manufacturing Expo and West Michigan Works! join forces to bring the largest public technology show in Michigan to the DeltaPlex in August.

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City Commission to vote on GR Forward plan

Submitted 12-08-2015 under NEWS

GR Forward will head to a final vote at the City Commission on Dec. 15, following months of public forums and approval from the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the Grand Rapids Planning Commission.

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