The north Flint building named for a long-time city resident and community advocate is being reintroduced to the community.
The Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, formerly the Sylvester Broome Center, will hold a grand opening to showcase the newly remodeled facility at 10 a.m. June 29 at the Center, 4119 North Saginaw St. A ribbon-cutting and light refreshments will be part of the two-hour event.
Sylvester Broome, who supported Flint youth, education and other causes, has long been admired in the community, which paid tribute to him by naming the former George M. Dewey Elementary School in his honor. Since its opening as a training and technology facility, the center has gone through evolutions that ultimately resulted in its current use as a resource for north Flint’s youth and other residents. Mentoring, training, and other initiatives are hosted at the 62,000-square-foot location.
For more information about the grand opening event or to RSVP to attend, call (810) 893-6098. To learn about programs at the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, please click here.