Community dialogue concludes that building a city for everyone must begin with inclusion

Community dialogue concludes that building a city for everyone must begin with inclusion

Making sure that everyone is included in opportunities might be the biggest challenge created by capital investments in Flint. And that was the primary topic of discussion last weeks “Aspire to Transform: The Power of Older Industrial Cities” event. The forum was sponsored by C.S. Mott Foundation and the University of Michigan-Flint’s EDA University Center […]

Raquel Thueme will lead Ruth Mott Foundation

Raquel Thueme will lead Ruth Mott Foundation

A key Flint community organization will soon change its leadership.   Following a national search for the Ruth Mott Foundation’s next president, Raquel Thueme has been announced as the board’s choice to fill the role. Thueme, formerly vice president of programs, will replace Handy L. Lindsey Jr., who retired from the president’s position Nov. 2. […]

Your vote needed to crown Flint’s most neighborly leaders with community awards

Your vote needed to crown Flint’s most neighborly leaders with community awards

A few neighborly nominees will become award winners Sept. 27 at a community celebration in University Square Park in honor of National Good Neighbor Day. The Good Neighbor Awards are presented by Flint Neighborhoods United and you are invited to vote for your favorite. Nominees include local residents, foundations, non-profits, community improvement programs, and companies […]

Applewood Bring Your Lunch & Learn to showcase Flint as birthplace of community education

Applewood Bring Your Lunch & Learn to showcase Flint as birthplace of community education

Flint has long been an innovation center. It’s well-known for carriage and automotive inventions as well as research and development and entrepreneurs who helped put the world on wheels. It is also the birthplace of community education. You can learn all about the history of community education in Flint at Applewood Estate’s free Bring Your […]

300 youth will work toward a cleaner Flint on Volunteer Service Day

300 youth will work toward a cleaner Flint on Volunteer Service Day

Residents of six local neighborhoods can expect their blocks to be more beautiful this week due to the combined efforts and energy of about 300 young people. For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Flint will partner with Summer Youth Initiative for its Volunteer Service Day. Participants in the program, who will cut grass […]

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 […]

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