East Zone

Home of Campus Elementary School and MLK Park

I Believe I Become community meetings in the B2B east zone kicked off June 21, 2012.

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 east zone neighborhood team:

Lamont Cole, B2B Community Liaison from LINC
616.451.9140 or lamong@lincrev.org

Montel Pierre, B2B Natural Helper from LINC

East Zone News

Blast Off with Summer Learning Academy!

Last summer, the Believe 2 Become Summer Learning Academy at Calvin CRC/Eastown Ministries shot for the stars while staying sharp for the school year! With exciting new field trips every week, students built and launched their own rockets, hunted for constellations at the Chaffee Planetarium, and explored the “plane” truth about aeronautics at the Air [...]

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Designed for Greatness

  Pretend you’re 13 and you could either doze on the couch and watch TV, or perfect your push-ups while an Army sergeant barks orders. Easy choice? Then this might surprise you. Kids who said they could be lounging at home excitedly tell how they know how to fold an American flag, hold their heads [...]

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WMCAT Makes its Mark in 2013

  Soon, the big three-ring binder will have stories to tell. “If you find a candy wrapper on the ground that inspires you, put it in this binder,” artist John Cox tells a group of a dozen teens gathered around him. “If you get a fortune from a fortune cookie that inspires you, put it [...]

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A reminder about the holidays and attendance (ENG/SPA)

Every year, school absences spike in the weeks before and after winter break, as families squeeze a few more days of vacation intothe holiday season. Let’s break that cycle. Make sure your child is in school every day. Because the best gift you can give your child is a good education. And the best place [...]

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Winter 2014 Course Catalog Now Available

The Grand Rapids Parent University Winter 2014 Course Catalog is now available! Believe in yourself and in your child’s success by attending as many Parent University classes as you can in January, February, and March. Many of the same classes will be offered with several new classes like the course on Making College Affordable for [...]

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The Link between Bullying and School Attendance

Does bullying effect your child’s ability to get to school? to stay in school? Are you the victim of bullying or have you witnessed bullying? Don’t be a bystander. Get the facts about bullying and what you can do in your school to stop it. Children need safe passage to school, in the hallways, and [...]

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GR Parent University Kickoff

See what B2B / GRPS parents have been up to Believe in your child’s successBecome a Power Parent and register now at www.grparentuniversity.org

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Thousands celebrate academic success

View the Successfest photo album on Facebook On July 23, GRPS teamed up with Summer Learning Academy, Baby Scholars, LINC natural helpers and parent leaders to throw one big party for the whole city. The theme? Celebrating the efforts of Grand Rapids youth as they pursue success in school, work, and life. Enjoy these great [...]

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Baby Scholars program enrolling new families for next session to get kids kindergarten ready

By Monica Scott on January 11, 2013 at 10:15 AM GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Parents in some Grand Rapids neighborhoods with children ages 5 months to 5 years again have the opportunity to receive free educational support to help their child be ready for kindergarten. The next session of Baby Scholars, a set of educational [...]

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An I Believe I Become Family

Posted by LINC Erica Carrisalez held her 4-year-old daughter E’Mari at the I Believe I Become East Zone Community meeting last night and said that her involvement with the initiative has been so positive that she is making it a priority. “If we can get parents to feel that they have a role, especially the [...]

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Using Technology to Bridge Language Barrier

Posted: 09-02-2012 | By LINC LINC is now leveraging technology to facilitate bilingual meetings! At the August 16th I Believe I Become meeting in the West Zone, English and Spanish speakers had an easier time with translation in break-out sessions using wireless transmitters. Translators from the Interpreter Network in Grand Rapids spoke into microphones that [...]

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Ayudando a los niños a tener éxito

Individuos y organizaciones de todas partes de la comunidad en Grand Rapids, Michigan están OFRECIENDO altas expectativas y oportunidades para ayudar a los jóvenes A alcanzar su potencial.

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