Residents encouraged to elevate neighborhood involvement and advocacy at May workshops

Residents encouraged to elevate neighborhood involvement and advocacy at May workshops

Talk of change is becoming increasingly common among Flint residents. From front-lawn chats to community meetings, neighbors are inspired by the progress they see in the city and they’re often more motivated to contribute their time and energy toward greater success. An ongoing series promoting organizing and leadership skills is one of the latest opportunities […]

Neighbors take steps in the right direction at ongoing workshop

Neighbors take steps in the right direction at ongoing workshop

Many have already taken the first step. Other local residents who want to learn how they can impact their communities are welcome to attend the “Neighbors Changing Flint: The First Step Is Yours” training series, says Ashley Everhart, agency director of the Neighborhood Engagement Hub. Set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday March 28 at Asbury United […]

Neighbors are Newsmakers

Neighbors are Newsmakers

So many times, the person behind the scenes of the biggest development is the person next door. What becomes the new neighborhood mural, playground or renovation project usually starts as an idea in the mind of a resident with a vision and commitment. This is critical when it comes to the priceless work of community […]

Neighborhood Engagement Hub helps residents revitalize, restore Flint neighborhoods

Neighborhood Engagement Hub helps residents revitalize, restore Flint neighborhoods

Flint residents are incredibly committed to restoring their neighborhoods. It’s something the Neighborhood Engagement Hub recognizes. The nonprofit organization works to improve the quality of life for communities by working directly with residents and neighborhood organizations, helping them get their projects from the starting point to the finish line. “They have been a part of […]

Kettering University student gives back to the Flint community through co-op experience

Kettering University student gives back to the Flint community through  co-op experience

by Sarah Schuch For Chelsea Reeves her Kettering University co-op experience wasn’t just about growing professionally but learning what it means to give back to the community. Her time at Kettering opened up many opportunities to volunteer in Flint through the National Society of Black Engineers and Kagle Leadership Initiatives. It was those experiences that […]

CONNECT program gives literacy a lift for first graders in Flint

CONNECT program gives literacy a lift for first graders in Flint

Flint Community Schools is raising its literacy mission to a level beyond classroom lessons. Adding their talents and energy to the efforts of local teachers are central office employees who’ve launched a new program that combines reading with mentoring. Sixty first graders have begun meeting with Flint Community Schools central office team members for CONNECT […]

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