5th Annual African American Film Series at Flint Institute of Arts begins this month  

5th Annual African American Film Series at Flint Institute of Arts begins this month  

A four-month Our African American Film Series that begins with Toni Morrison’s acclaimed “The Pieces that I Am” in November and ends with the emotional film “Mr. Church” on Feb. 13 will celebrate the artistry of African Americans in entertainment. The series, designed to “inspire, inform, empower and entertain” attendees, is hosted by Communities First […]

Kettering University student gives back to the Flint community through co-op experience

Kettering University student gives back to the Flint community through  co-op experience

by Sarah Schuch For Chelsea Reeves her Kettering University co-op experience wasn’t just about growing professionally but learning what it means to give back to the community. Her time at Kettering opened up many opportunities to volunteer in Flint through the National Society of Black Engineers and Kagle Leadership Initiatives. It was those experiences that […]

Linkin’ Bridge to headline Genesee District Library’s Black History Month Brunch

Linkin’ Bridge to headline Genesee District Library’s Black History Month Brunch

If you’re a fan of America’s Got Talent you probably remember Linkin’ Bridge. The a cappella group made it to the finals in 2016. Here’s your chance to see them live. Linkin’ Bridge will headline the Genesee District Library’s 17th Annual Black History Month Brunch on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center […]

Flint development organization needs votes to win $5,000

Flint development organization needs votes to win $5,000

Helping address housing challenges is the goal of an organization now in need of help from the city it serves. Communities First, Inc. is eligible to receive $5,000 in grant funds through a statewide Investing in Communities program, sponsored by Independent Bank, but winning the award depends on votes. Communities First is responsible for affordable […]

Flint developer will attend international urban planning conference

Flint developer will attend international urban planning conference

Community developer Glenn Wilson will travel to New Castle, Australia, following his selection as a participant in the Next City Vanguard Conference that brings together notable young, urban innovators. Wilson, president and CEO of Flint-based Communities First, Inc., was chosen from 220 applicants who’ll assemble with a range of other professionals including architects, artists, urban […]