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"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.


City announces new Neighborhood Match Fund

Submitted 03-09-2017 under NEWS

Residents of Grand Rapids can apply for the first season of funds in amounts from $200 to $2,500 now through March 30, 2017.


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.


Family unity: Why I march for our undocumented community

Submitted 03-07-2017 under OPINION

Understanding my Puerto Rican history allows me to see what I want for the future of my children, the history I want them to grow up in. They know that standing up for family unity, no matter where you come from or look like, is necessary.


Dégagé Ministries strives to reflect the love of Christ

Submitted 03-07-2017 under NONPROFITS

The beginning of our mission statement is our foundation and the reason behind why we do what we do: "to reflect the love of Christ to all who come through our doors." Christ loves us so that we can love those He loves. We know that every person in the Heartside Neighborhood is one who Jesus loves.


Former Ambassador to discuss role of U.S. in Afghanistan at Aquinas College

Submitted 03-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

Former US Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann talks about the way forward after sixteen years of US engagement in Afghanistan.


City Connection: Mayor Bliss joined by Assistant to the City Manager to discuss Neighborhood Summit

Submitted 03-06-2017 under NEWS

Stacy Stout, Assistant to the City Manager, will be the guest on the March 6 episode of City Connection.


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.


Serving Heartside neighborhood for 50 years

Submitted 03-01-2017 under NONPROFITS

This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dégagé Ministries. Though the physical location has changed several times, the services have greatly expanded, and the number of people being served has grown tremendously, but the foundation upon which this ministry was formed has remained firm.