The Johnson Center for Philanthropy released Community Conversations About the Children of Grand Rapids, a report on findings from community conversations that were held in response to questions from Mayor George Heartwell in his 2012 State of the City Address about youth issues. The Mayor asked: Do we value our children equally? Are we
Our Community’s Children recently announced key findings from Mayor Heartwell’s Community Conversations About Children Initiative. In his State of the City Address in January, 2012, Mayor George Heartwell charged the Johnson Center’s Community Research Institute (CRI) with collecting data from these conversations. In six months, 250 youth and over 500 adults participated.
Attendees at this Friday’s event, “Philanthropy, Faith, and Education Community Convening,” will see how GVSU and Greater Grand Rapids Community partnerships are engaging with Grand Rapids Public Schools in an attempt to drive results that are needed to improve outcomes for kids. Twenty different community collaborations will be featured, including work in housing, education, and health
The Johnson Center for Philanthropy will host Philanthropy, Faith, and Education Community Convening focusing on philanthropic, faith-based, and educational partnerships and lessons learned from these initiatives on May 18, 2012. Administration officials from the U.S. Department of Education will be attending, bringing a message of community collaboration in support of improved
U.S. News and World Report ranked Grand Valley State University’s School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration’s nonprofit managment program at 25th in 2012. “In nonprofit management programs, students learn how fundraising, effective leadership, and financial management can improve a nonprofit organization. These are the best public affairs schools for the