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Archived Press Releases

Oct. 26, 2011—Muskegon Opportunity hosts educational planning workshop

Oct. 24, 2011—Muskegon Opportunity receives Collective Impact grant

Sept. 29, 2011—Muskegon Opportunity hosts résumé building workshop

Sept. 7, 2011—Muskegon Opportunity makes college-positive activities available

Sept. 6, 2011—Muskegon Opportunity takes college access on the road

Sept. 1, 2011—Muskegon Opportunity hosts MichiganCAP workshop

May 3, 2011—Muskegon Opportunity receives grant from Community Foundation

March 8, 2011—Muskegon Opportunity hosts college visit preparation workshop

March 4, 2011—March is College Awareness Month in Muskegon County

Feb. 8, 2011—Muskegon Opportunity hosts post-College Goal Sunday workshop

Jan. 3, 2011—Muskegon Opportunity hosts educational planning workshop

Dec. 10, 2010—Muskegon Opportunity, Muskegon Lumberjacks showcase Orchard View School District

Nov. 3, 2010—Muskegon Opportunity, Muskegon Lumberjacks showcase Whitehall, Mona Shores school districts

Nov. 3, 2010—Muskegon Opportunity hosts college application workshop

Oct. 21, 2010—Muskegon Opportunity idea recognized as ‘innovative’

Oct. 5, 2010—Muskegon Opportunity hosts financial aid workshop

Sept. 27, 2010—Muskegon Opportunity takes college access on the road

Aug. 24, 2010—Muskegon Opportunity hosts mentor training workshop

Archived “In the News”

May 7, 2012—In Muskegon County, 87 percent of students not considered college ready (Muskegon Chronicle article)

Jan. 22, 2012—Deadline for applying for college financial aid coming up (Muskegon Chronicle article)

Dec 21, 2011—Federal government should cut Michigan some slack on college funds (Muskegon Chronicle article)

Jan 17, 2012—Sen. Goeff Hansen: Create a ‘rainy day’ fund with Michigan’s budget surplus revenues (Muskegon Chronicle article)

Dec 19, 2011—$200,000 grant combines health and education for Muskegon County students (Muskegon Chronicle article)

Oct. 4, 2011—Free college education help offered at upcoming workshop (Muskegon Chronicle article)

Sept. 23, 2011—Educators and business looking to grow number of people in Muskegon County with a post-secondary education (Muskegon Chronicle article)

Sept. 16, 2011—Muskegon Opportunity hosting free college access workshop (Muskegon Chronicle article)

Sept. 12, 2011—Muskegon Opportunity takes college access on the road (White Lake Beacon article)

Sept. 12, 2011—Start the college talk early and keep it going, Muskegon Opportunity urges (Muskegon Chronicle article)

Sept. 1, 2011—College for everyone is goal of workshops aimed at high school, adult students (Muskegon Chronicle article)

Aug. 23, 2011—Dropouts need more programs like Muskegon Opportunity (Muskegon Chronicle guest editorial)

June 3, 2011—College bound: Program will help more area students go to college (Muskegon Chronicle editorial)

Jan. 24, 2011—It’s a match for Muskegon Opportunity mentoring (White Lake Beacon article)

Jan. 11, 2011—Muskegon program to help high school students get to college (WZZM article and video)

Dec. 26, 2010—Back on track: Muskegon Heights school prepares for change (Muskegon Chronicle editorial)

Dec. 23, 2010—Montague schools ask kindergarten students to identify potential colleges (Muskegon Chronicle article)

Oct. 19, 2010—High school students encouraged to prepare for college now (WZZM article)

Oct. 19, 2010—High school students encouraged to prepare for college now (WZZM video)

Sept. 27, 2010—Muskegon Opportunity presents at Montague (White Lake Beacon article)

June 7, 2010—Seeds of Kalamazoo Promise taking root in Muskegon Opportunity (Muskegon Chronicle article)

March 2, 2010—Facts about schools crucial to community (Muskegon Chronicle editorial)

Jan. 29, 2010—Wanted: Adults to be dream makers (Muskegon Chronicle editorial)

Dec. 27, 2009—Muskegon Opportunity education program gets new leader (Muskegon Chronicle article)

Nov. 15, 2009—Mentoring programs aim to get more to college (Muskegon Chronicle article)

May 3, 2009—Promise Zone designation is ‘first step’ (Muskegon Chronicle article)

Feb. 15, 2009—Newsmaker: Marissa Higgs of Muskegon Opportunity (Muskegon Chronicle podcast)

Jan. 19, 2009—Muskegon County school leaders high on local ‘Opportunity’ plan (Muskegon Chronicle article)

Nov. 29, 2008—Screening finds 2,400 eligible for college aid (Muskegon Chronicle article)

May 31, 2008—Local effort provides students financial aid (Muskegon Chronicle article)

March 11, 2008—Granholm thanks Muskegon Opportunity leaders for ‘commitment to higher education’(Muskegon Chronicle article)

Aug. 6, 2007—Education ‘Opportunity’ program gains momentum (Muskegon Chronicle article)

June 19, 2007—Newsmaker: Brian Barber (Muskegon Chronicle podcast)

Muskegon Promise (Muskegon Area Chamber of Commerce podcast)