GRCC In the News, 11-9-18

Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet performs Thursday, November 15, 2018

Nov. 8, 2018; WMUK

The Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet performs Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:30pm as part of Grand Rapids Community College’s International Guitar Series.

Fifth Third Foundation Announces Second Year of Strengthening Our Communities Awards

Nov. 9, 2018; Watertown Public Opinion (S.D.)

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 8, 2018–The Fifth Third Foundation has announced the second year of the Strengthening Our Communities fund awards, bringing the total amount invested over the last two years to $5.5 million. The fund has awarded $3 million for 2018.

… In addition to the investments in small business, the SOC program provided $700,000 to organizations that supported affordable housing and over $1.1 million to nonprofit partners for financial empowerment programs. Nationally, SOC grants were awarded to nearly 80 organizations across Fifth Thirds 10-state footprint in three areas of focus. Those organizations include:

… Financial Empowerment

Eastern Michigan: LISC Detroit, LISC Flint and The Empowerment Plan.Florida: Children’s Home Society of Florida, LIFT Orlando, Start Right Now Inc. and Affordable Homeownership Foundation Inc.Northwest Ohio: Adelante Inc., Cherry Street Mission Ministries and Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio Inc.Tennessee: Dismas Inc. and the Urban Housing Solutions Inc.Western Michigan: Grand Rapids Community College Foundation and Literacy Center of West Michigan.

Local Roundup: CVCC volleyball learns tourney foe

Nov. 8, 2018; Hickory Record (N.C.)

The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team has been seeded 10th in next week’s NJCAA Division II national tournament, according to a press release from CVCC Athletics.

The Red Hawks (33-9) will face seventh-seeded Grand Rapids Community College in the first round. The Warriors (29-6) were the Region XII/District F champions this season. This will be the first playoff meeting between the two schools since the 2013-14 season, which Grand Rapids won in five sets. CVCC also saw the Warriors earlier this season at the Owens Express Invitational.

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