GRCC In the News, 1-20-20

Everything you need to know about Grand Rapids’ free college tuition promise

Jan. 18, 2020; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A development plan to begin the Grand Rapids Promise Zone was approved earlier this week.

… Right now, the Grand Rapids Promise can only be used at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC). Eligible public and private school graduates can receive scholarships beginning the Fall 2020 semester.

Local leaders call free college a ‘game-changer’

Jan. 17, 2020; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Grand Rapids leaders expect the recently approved Promise Zone plan to greatly affect future opportunities for local students, especially those who come from low-income backgrounds.

Starting with the class of 2020, students from 22 Grand Rapids public, charter and private high schools can get two years of free tuition for associate degrees, job training and certification programs at Grand Rapids Community College.

Growth Report: January 18, 2020

Jan. 18, 2020; Mibiz

This is the growth report for January 18, 2020.

… Higher ed

Students who attend high school in Grand Rapids will soon be able to continue their education for free at Grand Rapids Community College. Starting with the class of 2020, students who live and attend high school in the city can earn a certificate or associate degree at GRCC tuition-free under a plan approved by the Grand Rapids Promise Zone Authority board of directors. The Grand Rapids Promise Zone Scholarship also will cover the cost of books, supplies, and fees associated with courses. All 22 of the city’s public, public charter, or private high schools are included in the program.

5 things: Breakfast after the bell boosts participation in Massachusetts schools

Jan. 17, 2020; Food Management

Each Friday Food Management compiles a list that highlights five things you probably missed in the onsite foodservice news that week and why you should care about them.

… Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) in Michigan has reduced prices at two campus dining locations—Raider Grill and Sneden Cafe—to make eating on campus more affordable for students battling food insecurity. According to a press release from the school, the size of the rollback varies from item to item. For example, a basket of four chicken tenders that used to cost $5.35 is now a basket of five tenders costing $5.

Member of Central Park Five speaking in Grand Rapids

Jan. 18, 2020; The Holland Sentinel

Dr. Yusef Salaam, a member of the exonerated Central Park Five, will serve as keynote speaker for the 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, a partnership between Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State and Davenport universities.

Change-Ups: Dozeman re-elected managing partner

Jan. 17, 2020; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… NONPROFITS

… Wedgwood’s NextGen Board welcomed Alexa Kramer, city of Grand Rapids; Chris Sain Jr., Grand Rapids Community College; Jaunetta Holman, Nobel Polymers; Kyle Mol, Mercantile Bank; Matthew Baxter, The Wedge; and Stephanie Gonda, Projects of Purpose.

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