West Grand Neighborhood Organization
As the second-largest neighborhood organization in Grand Rapids, WGNO represents a great mix of residents and two neighborhood business districts within its boundaries. Producing programs that enable both residents and businesses to coexist yields a healthy and vital neighborhood for all. One unique weekly program is Two Way Street, in which Spanish and English speakers meet. Through conversations, meals and other activities, both groups learn a second language. Learn more at westgrand.org.
Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center
By supporting their writing and amplifying their voices, the CYC prepares kids for life’s adventures. While nurturing kids’ writing can give them access to the world, fostering their creativity may allow them to change the world. At the CYC, kids become published authors, leading to a strong sense of identity and an enthusiasm for learning. Programs are free for all students attending Grand Rapids Public Schools or living in Grand Rapids, with some after school writing programs in GRPS schools. Learn more at www.creativeyouthcenter.org.