Ruth Mott’s grant provides a Fresh Start toward adding to local grocery scene

Ruth Mott’s grant provides a Fresh Start toward adding to local grocery scene

North Flint’s food and nutrition options will continue expanding with the announcement of funding to support a new supermarket development. Among 17 grants, the Fresh Start Community Development Center was awarded $250,000 to help launch what’s being described as an affordable outlet for nutritional produce and other healthy retail options. New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist […]

Live Flint: Is it time for a strategic housing incentive?

Live Flint: Is it time for a strategic housing incentive?

TheHUB Flint witnessed a steady stream of positive attention around emerging housing trends in 2018 following the introduction of its housing series introduced in September. Although there have been modest signs of elevated interest and investment in pocketed neighborhoods, a more robust plan and incentives are needed to further propel development efforts. The economic upside […]

City supports vision of an inclusive Flint with ongoing programs and initiatives

City supports vision of an inclusive Flint with ongoing programs and initiatives

If Flint truly becomes a place of inclusion it won’t happen by accident. City officials say an ongoing master plan and various initiatives underway are strategically designed to create affordable neighborhoods that attract people of diverse backgrounds to the hub of Genesee County. The “Aspire to Transform” forum, held recently at University of Michigan-Flint, brought […]

Vision and determination keep Flint clothing designer on the Grind

Vision and determination keep Flint clothing designer on the Grind

A life-changing sports injury felt like the end to Destin Julian. A high school athlete, he envisioned a future for himself that involved a competitive college playing career. But a severe concussion he suffered on the football field left his hopes dashed. As if the disappointment wasn’t enough, he had no real direction for channeling […]

City needs residents’ help completing water line replacements ahead of schedule

City needs residents’ help completing water line replacements ahead of schedule

In its ongoing efforts to ensure a safe water supply in every home, the City of Flint wants to make certain no residents are overlooked. Following Mayor Karen Weaver’s recent announcement that service line replacements are being performed at a pace ahead of projected completion, residents and landlords with active city water accounts are reminded […]

Community dialogue concludes that building a city for everyone must begin with inclusion

Community dialogue concludes that building a city for everyone must begin with inclusion

Making sure that everyone is included in opportunities might be the biggest challenge created by capital investments in Flint. And that was the primary topic of discussion last weeks “Aspire to Transform: The Power of Older Industrial Cities” event. The forum was sponsored by C.S. Mott Foundation and the University of Michigan-Flint’s EDA University Center […]

A greener guide to gift-giving and holiday get-togethers

A greener guide to gift-giving and holiday get-togethers

A greener outlook to the holiday season doesn’t boil down to who brings salad to the pot luck. As a matter of fact, with a fast-growing market of vegetarians and vegan food consumers throughout the country, meals designed around plates that will contain plant-based dishes aren’t as rare as they were during celebrations past. Whether […]

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