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Rising GRPS grad rates 'a community effort'

Submitted 03-24-2017 under NEWS

A nearly 50 percent improvement in the graduation rate of Grand Rapids Public Schools students reflects the commitment of community and parents as well as teachers and students, says Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal. She is confident the district will surpass state averages in time.


Safe Haven Ministries empowers women, supports them in personal decision making

Submitted 03-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Safe Haven Ministries, a nationally recognized organization that supports women by addressing issues of domestic abuse


Future Grand Rapids leaders partner with local gallery to make mural for City Hall

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit hosted its first Kids Summit on March 4, 2017. The Kids Summit attendees, in partnership with Richard App Gallery, created of mural of Grand Rapids to be displayed downtown at City Hall.


New web show holds first live taping event

Submitted 03-14-2017 under NEWS

The new web show Mixed Reviews Grand Rapids will tape its next episode, about gentrification in Grand Rapids, in front of a live audience this Thursday at Long Road Distillers.


"Cook Library Scholars", un programa de apoyo para jóvenes, se transforma en una segunda familia

Submitted 03-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

Más que una fuente de apoyo académico, el programa les da consuelo a los estudiantes y sus familias durante momentos difíciles y les anima a enfrentar los desafíos.


School News Network, a window into Kent County public schools

Submitted 03-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features School News Network, an initiative started by Kent ISD to provide insight into area public schools.


Volunteers become champions at Cook Library Center

Submitted 03-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

At Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities the volunteers are critical and cherished supporters in pursuing our mission.


Refugee students serve those in need at Union High School

Submitted 03-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

Union's refugee and immigrant students volunteer at Feeding America West Michigan's Mobile Food Pantries each month.


Workshop by GVSU United Students Against Sweatshops chapter questions hedge funds, university spending

Submitted 02-27-2017 under NEWS

University USAS chapter hosted a workshop to encourage students to use their power to create change.


Public Museum presents "Great American Eclipse" forum in anticipation of August solar event

Submitted 02-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is teaming with eclipse activities media sponsor WZZM-13 to present a “Great American Eclipse” information forum at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening, March 1 in the Meijer Theater at the GRPM. The event is free and open to the public.