Central Zone

Home of Ford Middle School and Baxter Community Center

I Believe I Become community meetings in the B2B central zone kicked off in August 2010. Hundreds of residents came to five open meetings, culminating in a community-wide celebration in November 2010. Action planning continues.

LINC Community Revitalization Inc. leads the I Believe I Become community engagement efforts. LINC believes it is important to raise up the community’s voice and follow the community’s lead in creating change. The engagement strategy combines relationship building, leadership development, listening and learning through a community planning process unique to each B2B zone.

I Believe I Become central zone neighborhood team:

Willie Patterson, B2B Community Liaison from LINC
616.308.6315 or willie@lincrev.org

Montel Pierre, B2B Natural Helper from LINC

Central Zone News

#righttolearn NEW! Opportunity Line for Parents

Need a school advocate? Call the opportunity line! ¿necesita un defensor de la escuela? LLAME A LA LINEA DE OPORTUNIDAD 252.2201 or 1.800.842.1118 is your child • struggling with suspensions? • wrestling with the IEP process at school? are you • wanting to advocate for your child? • needing help navigating the school system? when […]

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Parent and professional development opportunity with Wes Moore

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Esenciales Para Padres – Calendario para febrero

#lovepotential Haga clic en el enlace para descargar el calendario.

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Parent Essentials – February Schedule

#lovepotential To download the February schedule, click on the image below.    

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New HBCU Scholarship

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Parent Essentials Meetings

Participate with your children at this Fall’s Parent Essentials meetings at all Hope Zone schools. Participe con sus hijos en las reuniones de Padres,(Parent Essentials) este otoño en todas las escuelas de las Zonas de Esperanza. Share breakfast with your child, connect with other parents, and get tips to help your child succeed in school. […]

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Challenge 5 Video

Believe 2 Become and Grand Rapids Public Schools are teaming up with Challenge 5 – strive for less than five days absent from school this year!

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What is Challenge 5?

                It’s the GRPS 2014-15 attendance challenge! Strive for less than five absences this year. Every day you miss school, whether excused or unexcused, you miss opportunities to learn, which limits your success. So this year, strive for less than five! It’s the GRPS 2014-15 parent challenge! Opportunities […]

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Shawn Johnson Moore Speaks to Parents at Ford Leadership Academy

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Share your story. Inspire your neighbors on July 10!

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Zona de Opportunidad Primavera de 2014Newsletter for download (Spanish)

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Oppportunity Zone Spring 2014 Newsletter for download (English)

Download your copy of the Opportunity Zone in English or Spanish.

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