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 […]

Access for Everyone: HUD ’ s ConnectHome initiative makes it easier to get and stay connected

Access for Everyone: HUD ’ s ConnectHome initiative makes it easier to get and stay connected

Comcast’s mission to help all of Michigan and the rest of the nation gain access to affordable Internet is celebrating yet another milestone, one that especially helps urban cities such as Flint and Detroit gain connection, boost neighborhood engagement and put people in communication with programs that improve their health and welfare. In July, Comcast […]

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 […]