Community love, compassion and committed leadership are helping transform North Flint

Community love, compassion and committed leadership are helping transform North Flint

Service to the community is something Jeanette Edwards, president of the Brownell-Holmes Neighborhood Association, takes seriously.  “As long as the block club needs me to be president, I will be president,” she says. Edwards created the association when she saw a need for more organization in her North Flint neighbor-hood. It’s 56 members strong, and a good […]

Mobile pantry delivers comforts of wholesome grocery items

Mobile pantry delivers comforts of wholesome grocery items

Comfort food doesn’t need high carbs and added calories when it’s wholesome and delivered close to home. The free mobile food pantry, sponsored by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, carries its special brand of comfort to customers once again throughout November at locations […]

Flint residents expect safer streets to result from $1 million grant

Flint residents expect safer streets to result from $1 million grant

Hamilton Community Health Network has received a  $1 million federal grant to help reduce crime and increase public safety in 1st and 3rd Wards. The grant, from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, will support the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program and North Flint Revitalization Initiative.The Hamilton Community Health Network, which has been […]

Flint problem solvers: Two hours time, a toolkit and tons of resources

Flint problem solvers: Two hours time, a toolkit and tons of resources

Safety, blight, abandoned homes. These are a few of the challenging issues that Flint residents deal with. And there is one dynamic group that helps find answers. Flint Neighborhoods United, or FNU, the nonprofit, grassroots organization and its president, Carma Lewis, seek solutions constantly. It’s what they do. The organization, composed of community groups and […]

Flint Neighborhood Engagement Hub’s new director will energize resident-led efforts

Flint Neighborhood Engagement Hub’s new director will energize resident-led efforts

Neighborhoods are the backbone of any community and, in Flint, they are the epicenter of its recovery efforts. Nowhere is the city’s community character and warmth more evident than in its neighborhoods. Residents showcase community strength and resilience. They are buoying community spirit and, yes, rebuilding their neighborhoods and their lives. The Neighborhood Engagement Hub […]

Fall ushers in mobile food pantry’s free harvest distribution

Fall ushers in mobile food pantry’s free harvest distribution

Fall might bring weather changes, but it won’t change the neighborhood rounds made by one of Flint’s most reliable sources of fresh, healthy groceries. Supported by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the mobile food pantry will continue distributing goods rich in calcium, vitamin […]

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