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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