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

Share your story. Inspire your neighbors on July 17.

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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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Free T-Shirts at Parent Essentials Meetings

Willie Pattterson started hosting Parent Essentials meetings because he’s passionate about getting parents involved at school. At the meetings, parents can come to school and connect with their kids while sharing coffee, pastries, and dialogue with other active parents. Willie is so excited about bringing parents together, he has added a special incentive. “When they [...]

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Early Learning Expertise Now Making House Calls

When LaShawn Lewis signed up for Baby Scholars last year, she was worried about adding to her busy schedule. “They let me know that it was a home-based program,” she said. “There’s no stress at all.” Each week, a certified coach arrived at her door, ready to help her become the best teacher she could [...]

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Free Classes Unleash Parent Power

Whether you’re passionate about fitness, technology, skill building, or career advancement, Parent University can help you reach your full potential as a parent. All you have to do is sign up! Parent University is back with brand new classes for the spring and summer, hosted at convenient locations all around Grand Rapids. Now is the [...]

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“Instead of a program where you go and just sit and listen to people talk, you actually get to participate and be hands-on with things.” “You learn a lot.” “It’s something I want to do next year.” Summer Learning Academy engages students while they learn. It’s easy to see why kids get excited about making [...]

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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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