Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

Summer of Flint’s frontlines continues with Gina Kim This blog is the second weekly installment in an exclusive contribution to TheHUB by two college students participating in the annual Diplomat Fellowship for Social Impact. The series examines their impressions, observations and input while serving Flint in various capacities that aim to fulfill the goal of […]

Defining the Difference

Defining the Difference

Summer of Flint’s frontlines continues with Lindsay Baywol This blog is the second weekly installment in an exclusive contribution to TheHUB by two college students participating in the annual Diplomat Fellowship for Social Impact. The series examines their impressions, observations and input while serving Flint in various capacities that aim to fulfill the goal of […]

Flint is more than Michael Moore

Flint is more than Michael Moore

Summer on Flint’s Frontlines with Lindsay Baywol This blog submission begins an exclusive weekly series of entries and personal reflections about Flint from the perspectives of Grand Blanc, Michigan, native Lindsay Baywol, a Michigan State University student, and Georgetown University student Gina Kim, of New Jersey. The women are participants in the 2017 Diplomat Fellowship for […]

Flint is a resilient city

Flint is a resilient city

Summer on Flint’s Frontlines with Gina Kim This blog submission begins an exclusive weekly series of entries and personal reflections about Flint from the perspectives of  Georgetown University student Gina Kim, of New Jersey and Grand Blanc, Michigan, native Lindsay Baywol, a Michigan State University student, The women are participants in the 2017 Diplomat Fellowship for […]

Giving: Why it’s good for us

Giving: Why it’s good for us

Giving and getting holiday gifts. It’s a tradition that we honor in most every household across Michigan, particularly in December. There’s a lot of meaning behind gift-giving. When, why and what we give helps to define relationships, strengthen bonds and provide a sense of belonging to each other, according to psychologists. The practice of giving […]

Problem Solving with Purpose

Problem Solving with Purpose

Today’s students face a lot of competition for their attention both inside and outside the classroom. There’s gaming devices and television, not to mention social media and cell phones. Also adding stress to their young lives are common experiences like peer pressure and the need for acceptance, let alone the everyday challenges they may face […]

Forward Momentum

Forward Momentum

Every movement starts with an idea. In the case of the Flint Forward (#FlintFwd) campaign, the idea was to promote the strength, creativity, and versatility of the community it represents. #FlintFwd began as a social media strategy to inspire a city bombarded by unflattering images and bad news. Flint business owner, investor and champion Jocelyn […]

Busting Blight

Busting Blight

It’s an age-old question in major cities across America – how do you prevent neighborhood decay? While there are no silver bullets or magic wands that solve the problem, communities have traditionally developed their own unique strategies. Whether it’s boarding up doors and windows in dangerous structures or repurposing empty lots, residents are the common […]