Crim community yoga promises mental, physical health benefits to youth

Crim community yoga promises mental, physical health benefits to youth

Many have had the experience of driving home from work, pulling into the driveway and having no recollection of trip. The mind was on “auto-pilot,” thinking about the day’s events or maybe tasks that needed addressing later. The practice of mindfulness is regarded as the opposite of auto-pilot and it has far-reaching health benefits, including […]

Community Foundation of Greater Flint event will tackle racism

Community Foundation of Greater Flint event will tackle racism

Flint residents, religious leaders, business and community advocates are invited to unite next month. The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) will celebrate “A Day of Racial Healing” Sept. 29, in support of its current 30th anniversary year theme of recognizing citizens in their common humanity. “We invite community members to participate in healing conversations […]

RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit will launch dialogue examining an issue critical to Flint’s future

RACE: Are We So Different? exhibit will launch dialogue examining an issue critical to Flint’s future

Devin Bathish encounters the same daily challenges as most Flint residents, but not many of his neighbors experience the same challenges he does. As one in a small percentage of local Arab American citizens, he often faces cultural and racial barriers that can impact virtually every aspect of life. What’s even more problematic for Bathish […]

Joyful sounds and friendly faces highlight Heritage & Harmony Fest

Joyful sounds and friendly faces highlight Heritage & Harmony Fest

Lifting up neighbors, friends and visitors alike, the sounds of the Heritage & Harmony Festival are already drawing interest, attention and accolades on this, the first day of its 3-day run in Flint’s Historic Civic Park Neighborhood. Organizers feel that it is important to bring celebratory events like this back into Flint’s neighborhoods and are […]

Heritage & Harmony Festival Kicks off Monday, July 2

Heritage & Harmony Festival Kicks off Monday, July 2

Music, a marketplace and more are all a part of the inaugural Heritage & Harmony Festival, which kicks off Monday, July 2. The aim of the event is simple: To bring Flint residents together through music and fellowship in the heart of the historic Civic Park Neighborhood, which was among America’s first planned neighborhoods. The neighborhood […]

Volunteers needed to help build new playgrounds in six Flint parks

Volunteers needed to help build new playgrounds in six Flint parks

There will be six new playgrounds​ coming to Flint parks this summer and you can help by volunteering to help build them in one or all of the parks. The parks include: Clara Hilborn Park Cook Park Dewey Park Eldorado Vista Park Farnumwood Park Whaley Park Check out playground build dates here and register to volunteer here. Here’s the schedule: […]

‘Guy Code’ offers insights for navigating communication

‘Guy Code’ offers insights for navigating communication

It was the ultimate litmus test. On stage five men responded to rapid-fire questions from a largely women-dominated crowd attending “The Guy Code” at the Sloan Museum Saturday. The aim of the effort organized by Girlz Galore was to answer the age-old question: What are they thinking? If only women knew. “Although there always should […]

Community Foundation advocate hopes to help transform food access, general neighborhood health

Community Foundation advocate hopes to help transform food access, general neighborhood health

An answered prayer could become the city’s blessing. Artina Sadler, food system navigator for the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, wasn’t sure how interested she was the first time she learned about the Culture of Health Leaders, a nationwide advocacy program. But she was curious enough about opportunities it might present that she shared a […]

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