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Believe 2 Become is charging into 2012!

Believe 2 Become is charging into 2012!

Posted: 01-06-2012

This year LINC will continue to lift up the voice of the community, hosting over 100 Believe 2 Become community meetings!

In the past two years parents, neighbors and community leaders have come together in unprecedented numbers, resolute in setting plans that will ensure success for their children. Over 3,000 households have joined this movement and we still have two more neighborhoods to launch! At the end of this year, the neighborhood engagement work of Believe 2 Become will be active in all four of the Hope Zones.

The Central Zone is now implementing their action strategies at the school based level with monthly meetings in each of the Central Zone schools. They will be coming together for a large community gathering on February 23 at Gerald R. Ford Middle to share the action and success at each of the schools.

The West Zone is continuing their action planning. On January 19 and February 9 the community will come together at Cesar E. Chavez Elementary to meet in their action teams to plan the short and long term goals to reach their action strategies.

Our team is excited to go deeper in building relationships with the Believe 2 Become community and are eager to walk with them to support and uplift the unlimited potential of Grand Rapids children.

Over 100 meetings means we will be feeding an estimated 14,000 people, LINC has developed a Request for Proposals for both Food Services and Childcare. Any organizations interested can find more information by following the provided links.