inclusion

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we talk about the Preparing Racially-diverse Educators Program (PREP) at Aquinas College. We welcome BeAnka Masefiade, a PREP Recruiter and Project Coordinator with the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative. Joining the discussion are WGVU inclusion reporter, Michelle Jokisch Polo, and WGVU grant Writer, Steve Chappell. This weekly radio segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome John Rumery, director of Grand Circus, and Anna Geurkink, coordinator of their Rising TIDE Project. This weekly radio segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Joining the discussion is WGVU inclusion reporter, Michelle Jokisch Polo, and WGVU grant Writer, Steve Chappell.

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Christine Mwangi, program director with the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance (LEDA) to talk about the their programming and upcoming events. Joining the conversation is WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell.  This weekly segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation aimed at increasing West Michigan’s capacity to influence public narrative affecting children and families of color.

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Shaquille Anthony, Community Liaison with LINC UP, here to talk about workforce development, including the training and development programs they provide to address the needs of the community. This weekly radio segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Joining the discussion is WGVU grant Writer, Steve Chappell.

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Shannon Cohen, Founder and Principal of Shannon Cohen, Inc. here to talk about her new book, Tough Skin, Soft Heart, and upcoming #Rockstar Woman event. This weekly radio segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Joining the discussion is WGVU inclusion reporter, Michelle Jokisch Polo, and WGVU grant Writer, Steve Chappell.

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Sergio Cira-Reyes, Director of Community Engagement with the Urban Core Collective that believes that successful people and neighborhoods overcome the effects of systemic racism through equal access to education, economic prosperity, health and power and influence. This weekly radio segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Joining the discussion is WGVU grant writer Steve Chappell.

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Gema Lowe, community organizer for Movimiento Cosecha GR. Joining the discussion is WGVU inclusion reporter, Michelle Jokisch Polo, and WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell. This weekly segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation aimed at increasing West Michigan’s capacity to influence public narrative affecting children and families of color.

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Grand Rapids Symphony

The Grand Rapids Symphony has been awarded a $1 million grant enhancing its diversity, equity and inclusion programs. 

Grand Rapids Symphony Music Director, Marcelo Lehninger is steadfast in his belief that the symphony belongs to everyone.

According to a new study, eliminating racial disparities in Michigan would generate billions of dollars over the next 30 years. Written in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, “The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan" found that eliminating racial disparities in health, education, incarceration, and employment would generate $92 billion in economic output by 2050.

Ani Turner is a co-author of the study. 

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we speak with WGVU's Inclusion Reporter, Mariano Avila, about reliable journalism, the role of storytelling in public media and providing people in our community with platforms to tell their own stories. Joining the discussion is WGVU grant writer, Steve Chappell. This weekly segment is part of a grant from  the W.K. Kellogg Foundation aimed at increasing West Michigan’s capacity to influence public narrative affecting children and families of color.

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