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Local programs regroup amid nonprofit scandal, shutdown – WOODTV.com

Local programs regroup amid nonprofit scandal, shutdown – WOODTV.com

by: Susan Samples Posted: Sep 21, 2023 / 09:14 PM EDT Updated: Sep 22, 2023 / 02:54 PM EDT SHARE GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — On Grand Rapids’ southwest side Thursday afternoon, a classroom of carefree 4-year-olds scampered and squealed on a well-groomed playground. The Early Learning Center on Vries Street SW helps 64 children, ages 3 and 4, gain skills they’ll need heading into kindergarten. The center is one of several early childhood programs that received funds and support through the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative, the nonprofit that shut down amid allegations two former leaders embezzled hundreds of thousands of… 

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