Preschool Diaper Drive

The GRCC Laboratory Preschool is sponsoring a diaper drive in conjunction with the Great Start Parent Coalition to help families with young children in need.

They need your help to be sure that the infants and toddlers in Kent County are not going without one of their basic necessities: Diapers. 1 out of every 4 babies born in Kent County is born into poverty and diaper costs are not covered by safety net programs.

We will be collecting diapers through the month of April. You can help by dropping off unopened packages of disposable diapers or pull ups in any size to the Laboratory Preschool located at 227 E. Fulton (in the First United Methodist Church), the Education office, room 266 Main, or the EARLY grant project office, room 308 Main.

GRCC in the News: 4/14/11

How to Cope With Your New Blue Collar Poet
Rapid Growth | Matt Simpson Siegel | Thursday, April 14, 2011

Chatting with David Cope, 63, is aimless in a pleasurable manner. There is work to be done and talked of, yet it’s easier to slip into the casual passion of asides and subtle disclosures, which seem to permeate each breath. Speaking organized oceans of conscious thought on what’s what with Grand Rapids’ poetry and on his new post for the next three years as Poet Laureate, Cope has thought long and hard on what he’d like to do for the regional wordsmith geniuses he’s become acquainted with.  (More)

Do Grand Rapids Community College students ‘get what they pay for’ when professors take on extra classes?
Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 11:44 AM | Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press

“You get what you pay for.” That’s been a common response to our stories about salaries at Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University. But if professors are teaching many extra classes on top of their normal load, are students getting all they are paying for?  (More)