On behalf of WOOD TV 8 and our Connecting with Community Partners, we want to thank all the organizations and individuals for their nominations for our Sixth Annual Connecting with Community Awards.
The more occupied we are, the more distracted we become, the more often we forget to appreciate the beautiful Michigan public parks.
A home is supposed to be a safe place, so it disturbs us when our home can be dangerous to our health. Many homes in Grand Rapids have lead paint on them, posing a serious health hazard to our curious children.
Sometimes we don’t realize how lucky most of us are. We have a warm shelter from the cold and snow and we probably have a job.
When we encounter someone with severe disabilities, we risk thinking that he or she must not have a pleasant standard of living. Olivia’s Gift demonstrates the opposite.
A successful community depends on excellent education for its children. That is why Community Learning Center was one of our finalists for the Connecting with Community Award.
The move from schooling to entering the workforce can be challenging and terrifying for students. For students with disabilities, the search for employment is more difficult. However, one organization is helping prepare students with disabilities for the workplace.