Dear Community Partner,


On May 25th we will be holding our Job Pursuit Family Night. The focus of the night will be to launch students into summer pursuits - an academic program, an internship, or a job with a community partner that prepares them for success in a future career path. However, we have realized that, although our students come first in our minds, the families can benefit even more from having all employable members in a job. We are inviting the parents and siblings to come ready to participate in this “job fair” for Innovation Central families.

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The event will be held at Innovation Central High School at 421 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI in the Main Gym area. We will start our program at 6 PM and we will have light snacks available for our families between interviews. The night will conclude by 8 PM. We plan to have tables set up for the various companies and translators will be available. If there are language difficulties presenting an obstacle for a potential employee, we will have the Literacy Center of West Michigan in attendance to help identify classes that individuals could enroll in to remove that barriers.

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Please RSVP to me by close of business on Friday, May 5th, in order to plan accordingly. If you can provide us with a sample list of vacancies, we can use it to promote the event within our school community. We certainly hope you will join us with a list of vacancies that people can fill, hours, wages, and if applicable, benefits. Our students are eager, and I am certain our parents will be eager. It would be great for these families, great for our community, and we believe great for your companies.

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We value you as a partner; we have heard the need for labor to fill vacancies; we want to give back to you by potentially supplying employees. You win, our families win and our community wins.




Gideon Sanders

Director for Innovative Strategies, GRPS

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