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The City of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) are launching an innovative program to help new residents better understand and participate in local government.
Dear Parents, Staff, and Community,
I am writing to thank you for your unwavering commitment to the future of our children. Last night, I was pleased to watch the election results and see our non-homestead operating millage renewal pass with 71% of the vote. This will allow GRPS to continue to collect a vital $30 million each year in operating funds.
The T2C Studio is proud to announce it has served its 1000th student within one year of being launched. The T2C Studio offers an array of navigation services including college application, scholarship searches, workshops, and personal one-on-one advising, primarily to Grand Rapids Public School students, first-generation college students, and persons of color. Bryan Navarro, our 1000th student, contacted the T2C Studio seeking college assistance after receiving a flyer about the T2C Studio at his high school graduation rehearsal. Specifically, Navarro was interested in obtaining assistance regarding enrollment at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and learning more about the difference between a college degree and a certification.
Puerto Rico is facing a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island last month. Grand Rapids Public Schools and the City of Grand Rapids, working with Puerto Rico Rises, will be holding a donation drive to benefit the victims of Hurricane Maria to get relief supplies to the island as quickly as possible.
The School Choice Expo and Family Harvest Festival is a free family friendly event offering GRPS students, their families, and prospective families the opportunity to learn about school choices while enjoying a fun fall celebration. Children’s activities include face painting, bounce house, fall themed games and activities, and prizes. Free dinner is also provided.
A federal grant awarded to the Grand Rapids Fire Department will continue to fund and expand its Residential Safety Program (RSP). The RSP provides residents with free smoke detectors and home safety assessments. This year's $347,000 award, however, also includes funds to begin to install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in homes.
On Monday, September 18th, at 9:00 a.m., in honor of the 227th Anniversary of our nation’s founding document, attorneys from the Grand Rapids Bar Association will volunteer their time to educate students about the U.S. Constitution.