West Zone

Home of Cesar Chavez Elementary School and The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan

I Believe I Become community meetings in the B2B central zone kicked off July 14, 2011.

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 Becomewest zone neighborhood team

Rosie Lozano, B2B Community Liaison from LINC
616.308.6698 or rosie@lincrev.org

Hugo Claudin, B2B Natural Helper from LINC
San Juana Guillermo, B2B Natural Helper from LINC

West Zone News

Summer Learning at Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities

The Believe 2 Become Summer Learning Academy at Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities was a blast in 2013! At the Cook Arts Center students explored the world around them through two jam-packed sessions of visual arts, pottery, gardening, dance, music, field trips, and more. Reading opens doors to new worlds at the Cook Library Center. [...]

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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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Bucket Fillers Essay Contest for Students at Cesar E. Chavez Elementary

What does it mean to be a bucket filler and how does one know?   Entering the contest is easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. List to “How to be a bucket filler” with your class at school. 2. Start brainstorming on the topic 3. Get writing! The THREE best essays will be featured school-wide… [...]

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Leaders in the West Zone Take Time to Reflect

Posted by LINC Community leaders say that the Believe 2 Become initiative in the West Zone is changing the way people interact in their neighborhoods. Community engagement efforts in the West Zone have reached more than 60 percent of households in the West Zone. People have participated in surveys, gone to B2B meetings, volunteered to [...]

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Tireless volunteer: Rebeca Peña

Both a dedicated mother and faithful community member, Rebeca Peña is an amazing servant leader. She got involved with Believe 2 Become and Gatherings of Hope through her church, Mt. Zion/Bethel II. When her congregation got involved with the Family Leadership Initiative, she learned about incredible online study resources of Khan Academy. Rebeca knew that [...]

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