College of Community and Public Service
United Way Schools of Hope 2012
Heart of West Michitgan United Way's Schools of Hope tackles the problem of illiteracy with In School tutoring, After School literacy programs and Family Literacy classes. Their goal is to ensure that all Kent County students are reading at grade level by the end of third grade.
Nationally recognized, Schools of Hope was selected by United Way Worldwide to be part of its prestigious Performance Excellence Group based on its track record of success. The charge as a leader within the Performace Excellence Group is to share their strategies with other communities nationwide to make an impact on the problems of illiteracy.
The College of Community and Public Service Dean, Dr. George Grant, Jr., participated in the Schools of Hope reading program by reading to a group of Grand Rapids Public Schools students from the first through third grades. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please copy this website address http://www.hwmuw.org/Schools_of_Hope.php and paste it in your web browser.