Building Blocks: Flint housing experts seek new growth

Building Blocks: Flint housing experts seek new growth

Ravi Yalamanchi has seen hard times in Flint’s neighborhoods. Facing a challenging housing market, Metro Community Development’s CEO for the past 20 years is helping lead the charge to repopulate high-vacancy areas and stimulate revitalization. While the positive movement has been slow, Yalamanchi is hopeful for a citywide rebound. As Metro Community Development promotes home […]

Revving Up Neighborhoods: C.S. Mott investments in local initiatives deliver dividends

Revving Up Neighborhoods: C.S. Mott investments in local initiatives deliver dividends

There was a time when Marie Herron sent her children to class believing the dismissal bell marked the end of their day. With the coming 2016-2017 school year, Herron’s expectations have been raised. Eleven Flint Community Schools will incorporate health, recreation and leadership programs during and after traditional classroom hours. A $2.9 million C. S. […]

Power Play: Riveters instill Flint pride on and off field

Power Play: Riveters instill Flint pride on and off field

Louise “Lulu” Ogadinma wears a different uniform than most women she knows. If she were a firefighter or even a delivery truck driver her occupation would make her rare. But Ogadinma’s choice to don a helmet and jersey makes her especially unique among peers. As a player-owner of the Flint City Riveters football team she’s […]

From Hurt to Healing: Doctor leads charge to create healthier future for Flint’s kids

From Hurt to Healing: Doctor leads charge to create healthier future for Flint’s kids

For Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha the work has just begun. Widely celebrated as a heroine for her role in exposing the public health issue stemming from Flint’s lead-contaminated municipal water system, she has entrenched herself in the next stage of providing professional care. “I was just doing my job,” Hanna-Attisha says of her efforts to show […]

Michigan Meet Ups Feed Summer Cravings

Michigan Meet Ups Feed Summer Cravings

This time of year a familiar conversation typically takes place between Nicole Morgan and her children. The eager youth give Morgan daily reminders to take them to nearest location of Meet Up and Eat Up, an initiative to offset a decrease in regular meals many students experience during summer break. “This event is beautiful. Every […]