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November 2019 | School News Network showcases Affinity's new Godfrey-Lee ECC site.

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October 2019 | Affinity Mentoring wins "Nonprofit of the Year" at the 2019 EPIC Awards hosted by the Grand Rapids Chamber.

Women's Lifestyle Magazine

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Grand Rapids Chamber

September 2019 | Grand Rapids Chamber chats with Executive Director, Laura Ward, and mentor, Brooke Corbin, on their latest podcast about the power of mentoring.

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September 2019 | Rapid Growth Media interviews Executive Director, Laura Ward.

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September 2019 | The Grand Rapids Chamber announced that Affinity Mentoring is a finalist for Nonprofit of Year for the 2019 EPIC Awards.

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August 2019 | Executive Director, Laura Ward, new Site Coordinator, Keyla Araujo, and Development Director, Rachel Lopez, join Shelley Irwin to discuss expansion, mentor recruitment, and back to school.

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July 2019 | Affinity will be opening its fourth mentoring site at Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center, this fall. To help celebrate this milestone, there will be a ribbon cutting event at Godfrey-Lee ECC on August 14, at 3:30pm.

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April 2019 | Grand Rapids Business Journal "Corporate Donation Expands Mentoring Program."

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April 2019 | Steelcase Foundation awards Affinity Mentoring $75,000 capacity building grant to expand to 4th site Fall 2019.

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April 2019 | Mentor Match, Maura and Angelita, share their 4 years of experience with Affinity and invite the community to join them on May 2, 2019 for Affinity's Better Together Benefit Dinner.

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January 2019 | Development Director, Rachel Lopez, talks with Shelley Irwin about National Mentoring Month.

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Affinity Mentoring is featured in the February 2019 Community Initiatives Spotlight.

February 2019 | Affinity Mentoring is featured as the Community Initiatives Spotlight, sponsored by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

Spotlight: Women's Lifestyle Magazine
March 2018 | Executive Director, Laura Ward, joins Shelley Irwin to discuss the need for mentors and how to sign up.

Interview: WGVU
November 2016 | "It could be simply providing a safe space to talk about what's going on inside the home or the neighborhood," says Laura Ward, director of Affinity Mentoring.

Feature Story: Rapid Growth Media
September 2017 | “We chose mentoring because we are not ok with these statistics, 22 percent of children in MI are living in poverty; 71 percent of fourth graders are not proficient in reading, etc. (Affinity Mentoring) sees mentoring as something that everyone should experience.”

Feature Story: The Collegiate
Working together with Community School Leadership Teams and the Kent County Mentoring Collaborative, Affinity is able to not only nurture students, but foster a positive environment where families feel comfortable, engaged and supported.

Feature Story: Heart of West Michigan United Way

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