Flint & Genesee Chamber propels 113 youth toward career readiness

Flint & Genesee Chamber propels 113 youth toward career readiness

  He might not have years of experience at it, but job-hunting doesn’t intimidate Demetrius Noakes. As a graduate of TeenQuest, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce’s award-winning work-readiness and life skills program, Noakes is better prepared than many young adults. Interview techniques, financial literacy and other tools are offered to TeenQuest participants, ages […]

A Time to Give and Receive

A Time to Give and Receive

Evelyn Thompson had a knack for making family gatherings memorable. It didn’t matter that her modest, two-bedroom house in the north end lacked a valet outside, or a reservation desk in front of the dining room. When her grandson Phillip went to her house for holiday dinners it was a formal affair. The small size […]

Isaiah Oliver’s rebuilding trust, confidence and momentum in Flint

Isaiah Oliver’s rebuilding trust, confidence and momentum in Flint

Isaiah Oliver refuses to become a stranger in his own community. Named fifth president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) early this year, the north side native says he’ll remain accountable to friends and neighbors in the city that nurtured him. “My life is in Flint,” says Oliver, “and every time […]

Flint hosts 60th CANUSA Games

Flint hosts 60th CANUSA Games

Long after the referee’s final whistle blew, Fred Jackson still enjoyed the thrill of victory. From the late 1980s to the early 1990s Jackson was among hundreds of Flint youth and their peers from Canada, who competed in a wide variety of Olympics-like sports. Whether traveling to Hamilton, Ontario, or hosting fellow athletes, Jackson gave […]

Savor the Flavor of Flint: Initiative will showcase Flint’s growing food culture, family recipes and more

Savor the Flavor of Flint: Initiative will showcase Flint’s growing food culture, family recipes and more

People line up at 3613 E. Court Street for Yevette McClain-Henley’s deliciously addictive stir-fried veggies and turkey tacos. The founder of Yevette’s Gourmet Tacos uses seasonings, salsa, and stir-fried ingredients. Her plates offer a burst of flavor that keeps customers coming back. McClain-Henley is one of the many entrepreneurs who share their talent and love […]

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