LINC's Neighborhood Engagement team has been an agent for change in our communities. The Believe 2 Become movement is inspiring parents and neighbors to look at the value of education in a new light. This movement is broad in scope and rich in opportunities for families in Grand Rapids.  

Baby Scholars offers hands-on learning for parents and children to ensure kids 0-5 are prepared for kindergarten. Schools of Hope offers after school literacy opportunities for children in grades 1-3, and GRPS Pre-K through 11th grade students are making summers matter with Summer Learning Experiences.

LINC's neighborhood engagement staff have recruited over 400 families from the B2B zones to participate in Baby Scholars, making it a very successful program.  If you or someone you know would like to participate in Baby Scholars, contact LINC at 451-9140 and ask for a Natural Helper to start the enrollment process.  We are also recruiting for Schools of Hope!

LINC is proud to see that neighborhood engagement is the engine driving this movement and the relationships we are building with families in the Believe 2 Become neighborhoods are connecting to the many opportunities available. The eagerness of these community members to see their children succeed was recently demonstrated by their overwhelming participation in Baby Scholars and continued effort to lead the community planning work in the Central, West and East Zone neighborhoods. Keep checking in here and on the Believe 2 Become website for upcoming events in your zone!


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