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 […]

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, […]

Fenton Winery and Brewery taps into growth market

Fenton Winery and Brewery taps into growth market

Fenton Winery and Brewery will be among craft brewers participating in Explore Flint & Genesee’s Craft Beer Scene tour on June 15. Tickets are still available, but must be purchased in advance of the event. Tour stops include Redline Brewing Company, LLC , Fenton Winery & Brewery and Tenacity Brewing. Visit the event page to register or for additional information.  […]

Flint’s restaurants and culinary centers feed city’s resurgence

Flint’s restaurants and culinary centers feed city’s resurgence

By Karen Dybis and Jackie Berg Flint’s restaurants, like the city itself, have their own unique flavor and vibe. Some have a saucy staff and menu options to match, while others are known for their sophisticated charm and cuisine. All are on display during Flint’s Restaurant Week, which puts Flint’s growing culinary scene on hyperdrive […]

Veterans Stand Down event serves those who served us well

Veterans Stand Down event serves those who served us well

One homeless vet is one too many, according to Angela Beaugard, Metro Community Development’s Vice President of Development and a veteran advocate. There are lots in Michigan, where the number of homeless vets tops 5,200. A local group behind the Veterans Stand Down event hopes to change that by helping match local veterans to resources. […]