Real estate agent and developer advocates for and invests in Flint

Real estate agent and developer advocates for and invests in Flint

This feature is the first in our series about new investments in Flint and the people behind neighborhood redevelopment efforts, which are helping longtime residents reap dividends from their dedication to our community and enticing newcomers to take hold. – TheHUB Flint Nykole Pfaff’s vision for Flint involves lots of ownership. She believes in the […]

Flint Community Education Initiative to host mentoring kick-off celebration

Flint Community Education Initiative to host mentoring kick-off celebration

A special gathering for leadership and learning will take place at Mott Community College’s Regional Technology Center Sept. 26. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., parents, mentors and students will attend the Flint Community Education Initiative’s 2018-2019 “Success Mentoring Kick-off Celebration.” The purpose of the event will be to inform community members about the value […]

MarcMaking’s art transforms Flint figures into images on canvas

MarcMaking’s art transforms Flint figures into images on canvas

Power from the strokes of a paintbrush was DeMarcus Smith’s emotional therapy. Following a loved one’s tragic death, art gave him a sanctuary. “I’ve been drawing forever, but in 2010 my sister was killed and it took a toll on me,” Smith says. “I was in a dark place for a while.” Sheena Smith, 22, […]

Mott Community College’s brand anthem takes bronze prize

Mott Community College’s brand anthem takes bronze prize

Mott Community College is a big winner in a yearly competition for the best video and television productions. The school’s brand anthem video “Ready for More” took the bronze prize in the 39th Telly Awards category “Local Television: General for Colleges and Universities.” The Tellys recognize excellence as judged by leaders from video platforms, television […]

HAP to offer free immunizations at August 4 Summer Health and Fun Fair

HAP to offer free immunizations at August 4 Summer Health and Fun Fair

Health Alliance Plan (HAP) wants to help students get ready for the next school year. For some kids that means shots to prevent diseases such as measles, mumps and hepatitis. HAP is offering free and low-cost immunizations for school-aged children at its Summer Health and Fun Fair on Saturday, Aug. 4. The fair will run […]

Not Forgotten: RACS+ helps children of incarcerated parents achieve success

Not Forgotten: RACS+ helps children of incarcerated parents achieve success

Some kids join the school band and develop a lifelong love of music. Other young people see their parents arrested and face issues that distract them from school and other pursuits. For the second group of young people Shirley Cochran organized Reading and Counting to Success PLUS (RACS+), an offshoot of her larger organization, Motherly […]