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Portrait of my Community: A Collaborative Leadership Initiative

On September 18, an event was held to celebrate the first anniversary of the Cook Library Scholars Program. The 31 young scholars in grades K-8 worked for a year documenting the history of their Grandville Avenue neighborhood. “Portrait of a Community” includes a video documentary and archive materials collected by Cook Library Scholars. Melanie Shell-Weiss, director of Grand Valley’s Kutsche Office of Local History, facilitated the project with Cook Library Center staff members.


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