Husband, wife team picked a place and started to move Flint forward

Husband, wife team picked a place and started to move Flint forward

When husband-and-wife team, Pastor Le V. Bailey II and Tonya C. Bailey, who operate Hand of God Ministries in Flint, could have been overwhelmed by the myriad of concerns in the community, they chose instead to simply pick a place and start. In 2011 they started P.A.P.A.S. (Pick A Place And Start), a non-profit organization […]

Blight be gone: Neighbors clean up Shady Acres Mobile Home Park

Blight be gone: Neighbors clean up Shady Acres Mobile Home Park

While downtown Flint renovations are moving at an exponential pace, some of the neighborhoods of Flint are experiencing a much slower transition. But, thanks to concerned neighbors banding together and organizing clean-ups, change is happening. Shady Acres Mobile Home Park, at 4615 Western Road, used to be filled with families and more than 100 single-wide […]

Altered Art with Flint Handmade: Tearing up books at Totem

Altered Art with Flint Handmade: Tearing up books at Totem

At Flint Handmade you can express your creativity by tearing up old books to create art. “Creativity is one of the aspects of life that gets into our humanity … there is something about working with your hands and creating something new and beautiful in the world,” says founder of Flint Handmade, Crystal Pepperdine. Begun […]

Hamilton Community Health Network trains 2018 grads to serve the underserved

Hamilton Community Health Network trains 2018 grads to serve the underserved

One of only two teaching facilities out of 32 community health centers in Michigan, Hamilton Community Health Network (HCHN) is a non-profit catering to the underserved throughout Genesee County. The Network has six health clinics including Lapeer County, with the goal to improve health services, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. The Hamilton Main […]