Items Tagged with 'WMCAT'


Nonprofit hosting happy hour

October 14, 2019
A nonprofit is producing a “creative” happy hour this week. Read More

WMCAT contributes to national study

'Reclaiming Digital Futures' aims to equip educators to enhance youth development with digital tools.

May 31, 2019
The West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology is one of eight youth organizations nationally that was observed for a collection of case studies on integrated digital learning. Read More

Inside Track: Family trauma drives Owens’ prevention passion

Drug screener and educator helms business uniting two roles to reduce risks on the job.

May 17, 2019
Andrea Owens carries a notebook around with her that says “teach, love, inspire” on the cover — words that summarize her life goals. Read More

Nonprofit opens $6M HQ on West Side

September 7, 2018
A local nonprofit focused on art and tech opportunities for students recently moved into a new $6-million headquarters on the city’s West Side, a year earlier than originally planned. Read More

Housing changes rankle residents

Neighborhood associations cite lack of transparency before possible zoning changes made in interest of affordable housing.

August 24, 2018
Members of several Grand Rapids neighborhood associations are pressing the city for a more thorough community engagement process before possible zoning changes are made in the interest of affordable housing. Read More

Q&A: Andrea Owens

July 24, 2018
Andrea Owens is the owner of HourGlass Testing Solutions and a medical billing instructor and success navigator at the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology. Read More

Partners reap results with career training model

WMCAT and its supporters developing new talent while offering pathway to living-wage health care jobs.

July 13, 2018
A career-training program founded in 2006 quietly has been building a network of partners and services to meet two needs — workforce development and income security for underemployed and unemployed adults. Read More

First lady honors nonprofit

November 15, 2016
A local arts and technology program caught the attention of First Lady Michelle Obama. Read More

Nonprofit plans new West Side HQ

September 14, 2016
An arts and technology nonprofit downtown is planning to double its footprint by moving to a new building on the West Side after it concludes a $7.5-million fundraising campaign. Read More

WMCAT names executive director

September 4, 2015
An experienced educator is the new executive director of the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology. Read More