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 […]

Brookings Institution: Leaders must create inclusive economy to re-build old cities for everyone

Brookings Institution: Leaders must create inclusive economy to re-build old cities for everyone

Older industrial cities are promising regions for strategic investment and critical centers for promoting inclusive economic growth. “(Older cities) anchor regions of the country that have not fully participated in the latest waves of economic growth,” says a report by the Brookings Institution called Renewing America’s Economic Promise Through Older Industrial Cities. “Yet they remain […]

Enrollment open for YouthQuest afterschool program for 2018-19 school year

Enrollment open for YouthQuest afterschool program for 2018-19 school year

A popular afterschool program serving Flint’s youth is welcoming new students aboard. YouthQuest, a 32-week extracurricular initiative that provides activities structured around academics, physical fitness, science, math, technology, and leadership development, begins Sept. 17 at more than a dozen Genesee County schools. “YouthQuest offers a safe place for students to explore new interests and build […]

YouthQuest recruits students to help stop summer slide

YouthQuest recruits students to help stop summer slide

Some call it “summer slide,” the decline in learning that occurs during sunny, carefree weeks between June and September when most students are out of school. While some parents and teachers encourage independent reading or enrichment programs that keep youth engaged, academic research suggests more educational strengthening is important. YouthQuest, an initiative administered by the […]

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