We’re Celebrating National Poetry Month!

National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world, and the CYC is excited to join the party this year! Thanks to our friends at SideCar Studios, a few of our current students were able to share their favorite poems on film. The beautiful video can be seen on our new YouTube channel! All […]

Meet Our Winter 2015 Interns

This semester, we have three interns joining us from Grand Valley State University. Hannah Swanson, nonprofit management intern, as well as Emily Gunderson and Aleia Wright as our publishing interns. Hannah will be focusing on fundraising, event planning, and community outreach, while Emily and Aleia will be coordinating our new Book of Explosions. Read more about […]

Meet Our New Executive Director

Join us in welcoming Kristin Brace to the CYC as our new executive director. Kristin comes to us as an experienced writer, teacher, and nonprofit professional. We are excited to see where her creativity and passion for our community takes the CYC! We would also like to take a moment to thank Lori Slager. As […]

Meet Our Fall 2014 Interns

With all the hustle and bustle of life at the Creative Youth Center, we can always use extras hands helping us out.  This fall we welcome four wonderful interns to our staff.  Check out their bios below and get to know the new faces of the CYC! Shukri Bana Hi, I’m Shukri, one of the […]

2014-2015 Volunteer Opportunities

A new school year brings new programs at the CYC. If you have a love for working with kids and silliness, consider joining our Volunteer Crew! Read on for more information about the opportunities we have to offer. When you find a program that strikes your fancy, email Meghan McAfee, Program Director, at meghan@creativeyouthcenter.org.   […]

We’re hiring!

Attention, Adventurers! The CYC is looking for a dedicated, fun-loving individual to fill our open Program Manager position. The Program Manager is tasked with guiding our youngest explorers through the academic year in our creative writing and tutoring afterschool programs. If you’d like to learn more, then read on. *** The Creative Youth Center (CYC) […]

Fall 2014 Internship Opportunities

    We are looking for some great interns to work during the fall 2014. Check out the available positions below. Program Interns As a Program Intern you will be a vital part of the Creative Youth Center. The Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center in Grand Rapids, MI […]

The Latest Publications from the CYC

With the school year now coming to a close, it only seems fitting to celebrate all of our writer’s hard work with three new CYC publications! 1,000 Thoughts: A Creative Collection   Produced by the Peer Leaders from the Hispanic Center of West Michigan, this online journal showcases some of the best work from the […]