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 […]

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 […]

An Outpouring of Support: Michigan dairy farmers help fuel Flint family nutrition one glass at a time

An Outpouring of Support: Michigan dairy farmers help fuel Flint family nutrition one glass at a time

Flintmilk.org, an ongoing campaign driven by the generosity of family-operated Michigan dairy farms, is making sure the people who need milk the most have it right now. The effort has already poured an additional 400,000 glasses into Flint households since the discovery of high levels of lead in the city’s municipal water supply. That’s nearly […]