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Cook Library Scholars supports community, becomes second family

Submitted 12-20-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Beyond educational support, the Cook Library Scholars program offers emotional solace to students and their families, and provides space for families to lead, even during difficult times.


Housing + school + healthcare, all in one place

Submitted 12-19-2016 under NEWS

An unprecedented collaboration of school, housing and health care providers are creating Plaza Roosevelt, a comprehensive community development along Grandville Avenue SW that will feature the city's first dual-immersion Spanish/English high school


Catalyst Radio: Red Project

Submitted 12-16-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

WYCE Catalyst Radio Ep48 Red Project


Experience of food insecurity inspires Grand Valley student to help others

Submitted 12-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

As a kid, film student Gabby Vernon struggled with food insecurity. Now she's using her craft to feed others.


Catalyst Radio: On the Ground's embedded journalism in Garfield Park and Burton Heights

Submitted 12-09-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Host Katie Gordon speaks with Michelle Jokisch Polo, project editor for On the Ground, a special embedded journalism project with Rapid Growth Media.


'Beautiful, cool and majestic': Urban students experience Lake Michigan

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NEWS

Many students in Grand Rapids Public Schools have never seen Lake Michigan. This year, every fifth-grader will, thanks to a partnership with a digital tech business.


Steepletown tears down barriers to employment, hunger included

Submitted 11-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

The JobStart Initiative addresses participants' short-term needs so they can meet their long-term goals.


Volunteer reading tutors help GRPS students improve reading proficiency, prepare for future success

Submitted 11-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

This week’s episode of NPO Showcase features Schools of Hope, a program of Heart of West Michigan United Way.


"Not relaxing or easy," students try living a month of poverty

Submitted 11-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

Students required to attend poverty simulation for a college course receive a unique lesson on what poverty actually means for local families.


Young Nonprofit Professionals Network celebrating its eighth annual Leadership Awards

Submitted 11-10-2016 under NEWS

The community is invited to come honor local nonprofit professionals at the St. Cecilia Music Society on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.