High school students attend weeklong police academy
June 20, 2017; WOOD TV
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Several West Michigan high school students are spending the first week of summer break training for their future.
… The program is backed by the police departments in East Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Rockford, Walker and Wyoming, as well as the Grand Valley Department of Public Safety, Michigan State Police Rockford Post, Kent County Sheriffs office and Grand Rapids Community College Department of Public Safety.
Trump’s food stamp cuts would have ‘huge impact’ in West Michigan
June 20, 2017; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Imagine living on a budget of only $1.39 per meal. Now scale that back to $1.04 for each meal.
… She (Molly Kooi) enrolled at Grand Rapids Community College in 2015 and then Grand Valley State University in 2016, where she is pursuing a major in health communication. Kooi still works part-time for Goodwill, but between her class load and taking care of her son, she can typically only work one or two shifts each week.
Much research has been done on the impact of a sense of belonging. Most leaders in business, education, and government would agree that creating a culture in which people feel wanted and included is one of their biggest challenges.
We are pleased to announce that GRCC’s Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion and the College Action Project 1.1.3-Inclusion Team are bringing Dr. Jamie Washington to campus on June 22 to talk with faculty and staff about their role in creating a culture of belonging.
Here’s the schedule for his visit:
- 9-10:30 a.m. — breakfast in ATC rooms 120-122.
- 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — lunch in ATC room 124.
- 1:30-3 p.m. — discussion in the Spectrum Theater.
More information and a registration link are available here.
The sessions are designed to invite participants to consider their individual and collective roles for creating a culture of belonging. If you have questions, please let CAP co-chairs Sophia Brewer, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tamber Bustance, email@example.com, know.