Steepletown Sector Specific Trainings

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Today another group of underemployed and unemployed adults begin a five-week industrial sewing training here at the Steepletown Center.   This initiative is largely the brain-child and passion of Camille Metzger, owner of Blue Marble Threads.  Camille moved her business into the Steepletown Center about four years ago.  Over the past couple years she has been… 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 »

A Grown-up Christmas List

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On Christmas morning I’m in the kitchen washing the dishes and the radio played Amy Grant’s Song, “Grown-Up Christmas List”.  The words really hit home as I was thinking about the situation of a long-time Steepletown employee whose son was killed by gunfire just a few days before Christmas.  Another senseless loss of a young… 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 »

Chemical Bank Community Cares Day

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History Blog Guest Blogger – Kate On October 13th five employees from Chemical Bank joined Steepletown as part of their annual Community Cares Day.  The day began with a powerful message from the President of Chemical Bank who spoke on the bank’s core value of community immersion.   As he stated, service is ingrained within the… 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 »