GRCC In the News, 5-02-18

Where college students can find emergency money and housing
5/1/18 ABC News
College students without a financial safety net are in a tough spot when unexpected costs arise.
… For example, at Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, assistance is available for students who face emergencies such as losing their job, eviction or utility shut-off. The fund has provided students with over $78,000 in grants and loans since 2014, according to Dave Murray, a school spokesperson.
(This article appeared in 99 other media outlets, including the Houston Chronicle and The New York Times.)

Kent ISD works to grow, bolster Adult Ed after taking over school programs
5/1/18 MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A social worker and community outreach specialist are now working with Kent ISD’s Adult Education Program in its mission to help adults obtain the knowledge and skills for employment and self-sufficiency, officials say.
… Eight students in the program have completed Grand Rapids Community College’s Certified Nurse Assistant program.

SpartanNash Scan Campaign To Support Special Olympics In Eight States
5/1/18 The Shelby Report (retail food industry newsletter)
The SpartanNash Foundation is launching its second companywide retail fundraising campaign of 2018. This campaign will support Special Olympics athletes and State Summer Games in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. SpartanNash and its charitable giving arm are inviting store guests to join them in supporting Special Olympics through the retail scan campaign, which runs May 2-13.
… In Michigan, the Healthy Athlete is Kayla Cornell. Cornell has competed in Special Olympics since seventh grade, participating in gymnastics, alpine skiing, volleyball, swimming, track and field, poly hockey and softball. She is a graduate of Rockford High School and plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College. She is a manager at a local retail store, and as the SpartanNash Healthy Athlete of the Year, Cornell lives a healthy lifestyle by avoiding pop.

The Four
5/1/18 WWTV
Today is decision day in the country, which means most colleges and universities require potential incoming freshmen to either accept or decline admittance. Baldwin High School celebrated with their own decision day today.
(Video shows an unidentified student announcing that he will attend GRCC in the fall.)

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