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 […]

Forward Together: Flint & Genesee County residents invited to create a shared roadmap to prosperity

Forward Together: Flint & Genesee County residents invited to create a shared roadmap to prosperity

Thinking and acting regionally is at the center of economic resurgence efforts throughout the country and, now, it’s a part of the mission of Flint and Genesee County Forward Together Steering Committee, who will be working in tandem to create a roadmap for regional prosperity. The 24-member group, which represents a unique partnership between the […]

Flint’s Tapology Youth Ensemble will step on NYC’s Apollo stage April 5

Flint’s Tapology Youth Ensemble will step on NYC’s Apollo stage April 5

Yes, they are that good. Students from Flint’s Tapology Youth Ensemble, accustomed to generating a great deal of applause from appearances on local stages, are readying for their biggest gig yet. They’ve been invited to appear alongside Tapology’s native professional tap dancers at the famed Apollo Theater in New York City on April 5. “The trip holds […]

MADE Institute expands its proven rehabilitation programs

MADE Institute expands its proven rehabilitation programs

Homes mean hope for many formerly incarcerated men and women. The need for stable housing is always a priority for anyone recently released from prison, including those from Flint and Genesee County. Flint’s MADE Institute has expanded its mission to support returning citizens through job training, education and mentoring to include providing a safe place […]

One vision, many voices and a single aim: Include everyone

One vision, many voices and a single aim: Include everyone

Fostering shared interest in economic development, growth and prosperity is a good idea and a model that TheHUB Flint stands squarely behind. In order for Flint and Genesee County communities to grow, development must be inclusionary of everyone. That’s the premise of the new Forward Together initiative, which aims to create alignment and momentum between […]

Yo-Yo Ma takes his musical message beyond the stage

Yo-Yo Ma takes his musical message beyond the stage

Rhythmic strings are just a part of his passion. Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma will visit Ann Arbor and Flint Feb. 27 and Feb. 28, in a goal to promote community awareness of the arts. The Feb. 27. The Feb. 28 program, “Flint Voices: Culture, Community and Resilience,” will be held at 4 p.m. at Berston […]

Ruth Mott’s grant provides a Fresh Start toward adding to local grocery scene

Ruth Mott’s grant provides a Fresh Start toward adding to local grocery scene

North Flint’s food and nutrition options will continue expanding with the announcement of funding to support a new supermarket development. Among 17 grants, the Fresh Start Community Development Center was awarded $250,000 to help launch what’s being described as an affordable outlet for nutritional produce and other healthy retail options. New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist […]

Live Flint: Is it time for a strategic housing incentive?

Live Flint: Is it time for a strategic housing incentive?

TheHUB Flint witnessed a steady stream of positive attention around emerging housing trends in 2018 following the introduction of its housing series introduced in September. Although there have been modest signs of elevated interest and investment in pocketed neighborhoods, a more robust plan and incentives are needed to further propel development efforts. The economic upside […]

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