Grand Rapids Dreams was selected to recieve funding to support our elementary aged summer camp, Beyond the Corners. The Douglass and Maria Devos Foundation will be providing BTC with $5,000 to help implement and support reading aspects and initiatives for our camp program.
Grand Rapids Dreams has been chosen to recieve funding to implement Real World Now summer program for the summer of 2011. The Douglass and Maria Devos Foundation will be providing up to $38,000 to pay for staff, software, and supplies to help enrich the summers of up to 30 GRPS middle school students.
Sponsored by Grand Rapids Dreams starts March 7th at Mosaic Life Church at 7 p.m. Learn how to make credit work for you, effective home ownership/buying, how your credit history will affect your future consumer rights. Based on the Money Smart program produced by the FDIC. For more information firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616-855-1688
Grand Rapids Dreams has three new job openings for its School of Hope: Reading Club and Real World Now after-school programs. Job listing are online for immediate hiring. Visit our job manager for more information and submit a resume.
In partnership with Heart of West Michigan United Way, Grand Rapids will launch its latest dream initiative a financial literacy program in 2011. The program will provide financial education for participants based on the Money Smart curriculum developed by the FDIC.
Nine years ago, the FDIC rolled out the Money Smart program to help consumers learn how to manage money and form relationships with federally insured financial institutions. The Money Smart curriculum focuses on the importance of saving for the future, comparison shopping for financial services, and being on guard against fraud, and helping consumers to understand and be able to evaluate many new financial services choices and options.
More details program time, and duration and registration info will be coming soon.
About 50 volunteers mainly provided community service in the Eastown Communnity with the Support of Grand Rapids Dreams. The volunteers began a scraping priming a paint job for a local senior through a contact from Volunteers in Service.
The raked leaves and cleaned up at a local park (Sigsbee/SEAC) in cooperation with the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
In partnership with the Kent County Tax Credit Coalition and the Heart of West Michigan United Way, Grand Rapids Dreams is launching a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site this Saturday. The site will be open Saturdays from 9-12. Call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment.
Mosaic Life Church is hosting a meet and greet to introduce Grand Rapids Dreams to the public on October 16th from 7:00-9:00 pm. This will be held at 419 Norwood Avenue Suite 170. We would love to have you join us for refreshments and to find out more about this new organization.
In October, Mosaic Life will be hosting a meet and greet to introduce Grand Rapids Dreams to the community. Stay tuned for more details.
I am excited about what the future holds. I attended a meeting this morning with representatives from several Heartside agencies. As Mosaic Life, with whom Grand Rapids Dreams works very closely, moves toward establishing a second congregation in the Heartside area, there are many opportunities for us to partner with the many agencies that are already at work in Heartside. Much more can be done when we work in partnership, and we are excited about the possibilities that await us.