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Child on Top of a Greenhouse

24

Jun

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Unique experience improving literacy skills in children Thousands of people pass by a neat, well-kept two-story white house with dark gray trim every day located at 1805 Gratiot Ave. in Saginaw without even a thought of its significance. Yet contained within its walls and spilling onto the grounds surrounding it, something remarkable is happening.   

Saginaw Community Writing Center

24

Jun

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SVSU creates first community writing center in Michigan at local library According to a recent National Center for Education Statistics report, 10% of the population of Saginaw County lacks basic literacy skills, one of the highest rates in Michigan. Literacy skills are critical to helping find employment, where in Saginaw County the unemployment rate stood

Saginaw Teen MOPS

24

Jun

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Mentoring support group established for teen moms Regardless of age or experience, being a mother is demanding with unlimited challenges. These demands are magnified for teen mothers who face challenges such as security quality, reliable childcare; completing educational milestones; trying to overcome difficult living arrangements with stressed family relationships; along with other issues like loneliness,

Invent Now // Camp Invention

24

Jun

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Area school districts partner to host summer STEM camps During the summer of 2015, elementary students in Saginaw participated in the weeklong Camp Invention, an educational program of North Canton, Ohio based Invent Now, Inc. The camp is a weeklong summer program led by local teachers in over 1,300 schools nationwide. Its curricula focused on

Frank N. Andersen Spirit of Philanthropy Award

14

Jun

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B. J. Humphreys 2016 Frank N. Andersen Spirit of Philanthropy Award   Frank Anderson was passionate about giving to his community and making life better for his fellow citizens. In 1994, the Frank N. Andersen Spirit of Philanthropy award was created to honor Mr. Andersen.   The award is presented to an individual who has

Joseph W. Madison Youth Award

14

Jun

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Tyler Thiel 2016 Joseph W. Madison Youth Award Recipient   Joe Madison said it best when he said: “Everybody’s got something to give. There are so many ways to take your skills and talents and help the community.”   A longtime community volunteer, Joe spent countless hours giving back to help make Saginaw County a

Dr. Mridha Teacher of the Year Award

14

Jun

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Sara Weiss 2016 Dr. Mridha Teacher of the Year Award   The Mridha family established a foundation in 2010 to recognize and celebrate excellent teachers and to honor the members of the Mridha family who were educators. The Teacher of the Year receives a $750 grant from the Mridha Foundation that may be used for continuing

Kara Kaltenbach Scholarship

13

May

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Kara Susan Kaltenbach (Conlan)’s family and friends will cherish the memory of a bright, fun- loving, and determined woman who is an inspiration to anyone yearning to live life to the fullest. Kara passed away unexpectedly on the morning of November 7, 2006 after enjoying something she loved to do: hiking with her friends in

Kostrzewa-Sivey Nursing Scholarship

04

May

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John Sivey and Connie Kostrzewa-Sivey created the Kostrzewa-Sivey Scholarship in 2007 to honor their parents, John and Margaret Sivey and Val and Julie Kostrzewa. These scholarships will help participants fulfill their dreams of achieving a nursing degree. The Kostrzewa-Sivey Nursing Scholarship is available to all current, graduating seniors from Bridgeport High School.      

George L. Horny Music Scholarship

04

May

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  The Kostrzewa family, in memory of George, is providing scholarships to help participants fulfill their dreams and love of music.   This scholarship is available to Hemlock High School seniors who have participated in the music program at Hemlock High School.                   

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