March 17, 2021

ELNC Preschoolers Return to Classrooms Full-Time

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Several West Michigan schools are transitioning back to full-time in-person learning. The Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative is among them. ELNC offers one […]
January 5, 2021

Thousands of Kent County Families Will Benefit From Increased Early Childhood programming

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – More families in Kent County will be able to receive services that improve the health and school readiness of young children thanks […]
January 5, 2021

Tax-Funded Early Childhood Programs to Begin, Expand March 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — New and expanded programs to promote the healthy development of children up to age 5 and connect their parents with resources will […]
January 5, 2021

Introducing the Leadership Grand Rapids Class of 2020

Leadership Grand Rapids (LGR) is designed to be unlike any other leadership program, where instead of analyzing leadership tactics and principles, participants are asked to use […]
January 5, 2021

Parents Pass Low Literacy Skills Onto Kids

Kids with parents who have low literacy skills, have a 72% chance of landing in the lowest reading levels themselves, according to ProLiteracy. Low literacy is […]
February 22, 2016

Connecting with Community Awards Changes Organizations

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Over the past eight years the Connecting with Community Awards have highlighted great organizations, businesses and individuals in West Michigan. They […]
February 22, 2016

How Connecting with Community Awards Make a Difference

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) It’s important to shine a spotlight on great organizations in the West Michigan community. Collaborations between dedicated groups of people that are […]
February 18, 2016

Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative: Building Blocks for a Brighter Future.

Grand Rapids, Mich.- The Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC) of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a non-profit organization, has received a $5.55 million, four year grant from the W.K. Kellogg […]
February 18, 2016

Second $5M grant awarded to early learning effort in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a four-year, $5.5 million grant to a local nonprofit to increase access to high quality early […]