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G.R. V.O.I.C.E (Volunteer Opportunities and Involvement with Community Education) Education Symposium

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Underwriting support from:

                                                                  G.R. V.O.I.C.E

 (Volunteer Opportunities and Involvement with Community Education)
Education Symposium
Presented By
          Jonathan Jelks (Talented Tenth Think Tank) & Jamiel Robinson (The Open Book Project)
Date: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy
GR V.O.I.C.E Education Symposium will be a POSITIVE community discussion that will include a panel presentation and Q & A session that focuses on how citizens of Grand Rapids can support the Grand Rapids Public School System to ensure the best possible education outcomes for our children.
The GR VOICE Education forum is call to action to the entire Grand Rapids Community that we must get involved at all different levels within Grand Rapids Public Schools. Ensuring a strong public school education for all children is the modern day civil rights initiative. Grand Rapids with all its fantastic development downtown and new energy cannot be respected as a world class city until we can guarantee our students the best opportunities to achieve, excel, and control their own destiny. We hope this GR V.O.I.C.E. Education Symposium will be a tone changing discussion and a catalyst for potential philanthropist, volunteers, and community leaders to be more proactive in improving our public schools
 Confirmed Panelists Include:
Dr. Bernard Taylor, Jr., GRPS Superintendent                    Mayor George Heartwell    
Rev, Jerry Bishop                                                             Senita Lenear, VP, GR Board of Ed
Stacy Stout, Hispanic Center West Michigan                      Johnny Brann, Jr., Brann's Steakhouse
Paris McMurray, Youth Advocate                                       Vanessa Marbles Parent Action Leader
Jer Hon-Hawkins, Volunteer Coordinator, First United Methodist Church/MLK Partner

More panelists and guest speakers to be announced soon.
This Event Is Open to the Public
Any further questions Contact:
Jonathan Jelks Email:
Jamiel Robinson Email: [email protected]



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***All Community Organizations with an emphasis on education and student achievement. There will be a table at GR V.O.I.C.E where you can register your organization and place literature with information pertaining to your programs.***