July 23, 2015


An old, broken down playground on the southwest side of Grand Rapids, Mich. taunted neighborhood children with thoughts of unrealized fun for more than two years. […]
July 23, 2015

ELNC Receives $10,000 from the Chemical Bank Foundation

Thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Chemical Bank Foundation, one more ELNC Preschool Classroom will be well supplied and ready to go on the first […]
July 23, 2015

ELNC Receives $20,000 from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation

ELNC received a MAJOR gift of $20,000 from Doug and Nancy Slade through the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. We appreciate this gift and the message it […]
July 23, 2015

New playground gets built in six hours

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – After long anticipation the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative cut the opening ribbon on their new playground. Led by KaBOOM!, Amway brought in over 150 […]
July 23, 2015

FOX 17 – Volunteers build new playground in SW Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Kids on Grand Rapids’ southwest side will be getting a new playground today. More than 300 volunteers from Amway, Early Learning Neighborhood […]
June 2, 2015

ELNC Wins a Connecting with Community Award!

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Congratulations to the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC) for winning this year’s Connecting with Community Award. ELNC was established in 2011 to bring […]
June 2, 2015

Early Education Where It Matters Most

( http://woodtv.com/2015/04/10/early-education-where-it-matters-most/ ) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) — The link between early childhood education and a better life is undeniable. Studies have shown that children who don’t […]
June 2, 2015

State Representatives Visit ELNC!

A big ELNC Thank you to State Representatives: Amanda Price, Tom Hooker and Ken Yonker, Ben Greene (Aid for Chris Afendoulis) and Adam Erber (Aid for […]
April 21, 2015

ELNC partners with Grand Rapids Community College Pre School Laboratory School

ELNC partners with Grand Rapids Community College Pre School Laboratory School to promote literacy in our neighborhood. Thank you JaneAnn Benson and GRCC Preschool Lab staff. […]