‘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 […]

Dads play a key role in Flint’s future, local leaders say

Dads play a key role in Flint’s future, local leaders say

A lot has been said about fathers in cities like Flint throughout the years, and not all of it positive. The stereotype of absent dads in many communities can often overshadow the everyday contributions that loving, dedicated men and mentors provide without fanfare or publicity. Flint has no shortage of exemplary fathers and male leaders, […]

Reclaiming Health: Innovative program delivers contagious benefits

Reclaiming Health: Innovative program delivers contagious benefits

He had enjoyed just two months of freedom. A man recently released from prison became a resident of the MADE Transitional House for Flint returning citizens last year, but he began suffering from health issues. “Immediately when he came to the house we noticed some things about him. He was holding his stomach” in pain, […]

Million-dollar crime reduction plan shows early signs of promise in North Flint

Million-dollar crime reduction plan shows early signs of promise in North Flint

Hamilton Community Health Network is pursuing a $1 million vision for North Flint. On the heels of its grant in the same amount from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the community organization is receiving positive responses to “early action” initiatives designed to reduce crime. Recent events, including the “Love a Lot. […]

Hamilton Community Health Network opens Hamilton-Flint Clinic

Hamilton Community Health Network opens Hamilton-Flint Clinic

Hamilton Community Health Network (HCHN) opened a new clinic, Hamilton-Flint,  in Catholic Charities, Center for Hope, 812 Root St., on the second floor. The clinic officially opened for business on Aug. 27, bringing the total number of HCHN clinics in Genesee and Lapeer Counties to seven. Hamilton-Flint will provide comprehensive family medicine health care, including […]

Husband, wife team picked a place and started to move Flint forward

Husband, wife team picked a place and started to move Flint forward

When husband-and-wife team, Pastor Le V. Bailey II and Tonya C. Bailey, who operate Hand of God Ministries in Flint, could have been overwhelmed by the myriad of concerns in the community, they chose instead to simply pick a place and start. In 2011 they started P.A.P.A.S. (Pick A Place And Start), a non-profit organization […]

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 […]