Steepletown Helping Michigan Address a Dilemma

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is leading a comprehensive, statewide effort called Caring for MI Future to increase the number of licensed child care programs across the state. Caring for MI Future is a $100 million investment that will help more Michigan families find quality, affordable child care in their community by opening 1,000 […]

Too Many Chefs in the Kitchen a Good Thing!

Chef Paul Wahlberg arrived in GR last Thursday at the onset of the Winter Storm Warning.   He was invited to be a celebrity chef at the annual Wine & Food Show on Thursday evening and started his GR visit at Wahlburgers where he hosted students from Kitchen Sage.  In coming to GR, Chef Paul […]

Senior Millage Matters

All services provided by the Kent County Senior Millage give older adults the ability to live at home and in their own communities.

More Than a Millage

The Kent County Senior Millage (KCSM) has helped fund vital services for older adults in Kent County since 1999.  The goal of KCSM funding is to support older adults who want to continue to live in their homes and communities as they age.  Each year over 22,000 Kent County seniors are served though 51 different […]

Kitchen Sage Awarded OJT Grant!

Kitchen Sage is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the Allan R. and ClaudiaA. Carlson Fund to support the on-the-job training wages for 6 trainees this spring. Asrestaurants and other food service establishments are fully reopening, the demand foremployees has ignited an interest in Kitchen Sage’s culinary training. Those in training willreceive […]

Taste the West Side 2022!

Steepletown will be hosting its annual signature event, Taste the West Side, on March 23, 2022.  This year’s event already has an amazing line-up of West Side restaurant & brewery partners:  Tacos El Granjero, That Polish Girl Catering, Long Road Distillers, Harmony Brewing Company, Hissho Sushi, New Holland Brewing-The Knickerbocker, City Built Brewing Company, Gaia House […]

Introducing our NEW STAFF

We are filled with gratitude with the growth of our Workforce Development team. Please join us in welcoming Mark Frens and Michael Fravel to Steepletown! Mark is our second WIOA Case Manager, connecting out-of-school young adults  to academic and training resources. After another recent grant award to support the Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Apprenticeship, Michael serves […]

One Workforce Project

Steepletown has partnered with Grand Rapids Community College to implement their OneWorkforce Project.  The One Workforce Project connects those who are interested in the field ofAdvanced Manufacturing to credential-based training programs at no cost to them. Participantswill receive in-demand education and training in one of GRCC’s many skill-based programs togain the credentials required to enter […]

Tenacity and Perseverance

Two words to describe Shametris Cotton-tenacity and perseverance. Shametris Cotton is a 27year old single mother who works in environmental services at Spectrum Health while pursuingmedical assistant training at Ross Medical so that she will better be able to provide for her twoyoung children. Shametris largely thanks Steepletown’s WIOA programs for helping her to get […]