Meeting Student Needs, Not Ours

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Guest Blogger: Jane W. – Youth Caseworker I am sitting at my desk on a Monday morning, and thinking back over the past couple of weeks. I realize that we have been exceptionally busy.  A new class of GED students, a new cohort of the Culinary Leadership Academy (CLA), and a new paid externship for… Read more »

Rent, Utilities, Child Care… What’s Next?

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Guest Blogger – Erika Purcell-Williams The rent is due. Another bill comes in the mail. Your phone won’t stop ringing with calls from bill collectors. On top of all that, you still need to fill up your gas tank while prices are low. What’s next?  Although balancing utility bills and rent can be a bit… Read more »

Holiday in the GED Lab

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Guest Blogger – Jane Wolterstorff The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day can be a conundrum for the HOY program.  The natural inclination of our students is to follow the school schedules that take two weeks off from studying during the holiday season.  Since the GED prep program at Steepletown is not a traditional… Read more »

ELEVATING VOICES

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Guest Blogger – Melanie Unique Film Opportunities The Community Media Center (CMC) and Steepletown Neighborhood Services partnered together to implement a project called Elevating Voices. Jen VanderHeide, Elevating Voices Project Coordinator, and some of Steepletown’s staff member’s organized a week long opportunity for the Honoring Our Youth (HOY) participants. The events were scheduled for Mon…. Read more »

Income Taxes Are Coming – Be Prepared

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As we are celebrating the Advent & Holiday season and looking forward to Christmas, we should also start to get ready for the Tax Season.  Now, don’t go “Bah, Humbug!”  Organize the information and you’ll find it’s easier to get things around.  Use “MONEY IN” and “MONEY OUT” to help you get organized and then review… Read more »

Thanksgiving Happenings

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There are many reasons to give thanks this time of year, one being the amazing generosity of those who make sure the needs of others are met during this time of year. The parishioners of Holy Spirit Catholic Church once again provided 50 food baskets and gift certificates for families of Steepletown’s preschool and GED… Read more »

Intern Highlight

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History Blog Guest Blogger Emilio We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with a new organization this summer, to help us cultivate a sense of responsibility in our young people in making our communities a better place. And that place is Dwelling Place of Grand Rapids. After hearing about Steepletown status as a… Read more »

Our Week In Review

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History Blog Guest Blogger Melanie This week, was the Open House of the Steepletown Preschool. In order to spread the word, the staff went out of the building Monday evening to increase community awareness by passing out flyers and personally inviting families of preschool aged children. Dick Bulkowski found the activity very rewarding, not only… Read more »