A look at how the Metro Flint YouthBuild program is creating hope and opportunity for local youth

A look at how the Metro Flint YouthBuild program is creating hope and opportunity for local youth

For more than a decade now, Metro Flint YouthBuild, has been a stepping stone to sustainable careers and meaningful employment for hundreds of Flint’s most needful youth between the ages of 16 -24. The YouthBuild movement began in Harlem, New York in 1978. The program was created to revamp decaying housing stock while providing education […]

‘Recasting’ the seminar: Community Training Sessions’ provides education for aspiring – and current – entrepreneurs

‘Recasting’ the seminar: Community Training Sessions’ provides education for aspiring – and current – entrepreneurs

The seminar model is a familiar one: Signup. Attend the event. Go home with some valuable info. But what if a seminar on topics you really cared about were expanded over the course of three months with two options per week? That’s the premise behind Flint ReCAST’s “Community Training Sessions,” which will run from June 25 to August […]

Kettering University launches $150 million fundraising campaign, unveils plans for new Learning Commons

Kettering University launches $150 million fundraising campaign, unveils plans for new Learning Commons

Kettering University has launched a $150 million fundraising campaign entitled “Boldly Forward” and unveiled plans for a new Learning Commons — a major academic hub to be built on its campus. With the addition of the new Learning Commons, Kettering University continues its ongoing investment in the City of Flint. The university says an estimated 118 new construction jobs […]

You can make a difference: Join the Pierson Road clean up on May 30

You can make a difference: Join the Pierson Road clean up on May 30

On Thursday, May 30, the City of Flint will partner with residents, businesses, churches, and other stakeholders to adopt Pierson Road as a cleanup site. The goal is to clean and beautify this major street not just on that day, but throughout the year so that it:  Is free of all trash and debris  Features […]

Flint educational advocacy organization names new executive director

Flint educational advocacy organization names new executive director

Ashnee Young will take the helm of New Evolution Educational Center (NEEC), a community agency devoted to academic improvement and support for North Flint. Young, who served eight years as NEEC’s board president, was named successor to founding executive director Joyce Piert. “My time serving our youth as NEEC’s board president has been rewarding, but […]

Mayor Weaver’s 2019 Beautification Initiative in full swing

Mayor Weaver’s 2019 Beautification Initiative in full swing

This spring take a little time to walk through your neighborhood. Chances are you’ll see some homes that stand out and others that could with a little work like adding greenery, plants, flowers or others things that make your neighborhood more attractive. Yup, beautifying a neighborhood can make a huge difference. It will increase property […]

Tired of those old tires? Flint’s free tire disposal and buy back event is a relief to many (sorry kids)

Tired of those old tires? Flint’s free tire disposal and buy back event is a relief to many (sorry kids)

One sure sign of a city’s comeback is the absence of abandoned houses, trash, tall weeds and tires. That’s why Flint residents, stakeholders officials and employees often gather at countless community clean-ups throughout the spring. They know that getting rid of blight signals resurgence and serves as a crime deterrent.. It’s important work that just […]

Forward Together: Flint & Genesee County residents invited to create a shared roadmap to prosperity

Forward Together: Flint & Genesee County residents invited to create a shared roadmap to prosperity

Thinking and acting regionally is at the center of economic resurgence efforts throughout the country and, now, it’s a part of the mission of Flint and Genesee County Forward Together Steering Committee, who will be working in tandem to create a roadmap for regional prosperity. The 24-member group, which represents a unique partnership between the […]

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