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 […]

City supports vision of an inclusive Flint with ongoing programs and initiatives

City supports vision of an inclusive Flint with ongoing programs and initiatives

If Flint truly becomes a place of inclusion it won’t happen by accident. City officials say an ongoing master plan and various initiatives underway are strategically designed to create affordable neighborhoods that attract people of diverse backgrounds to the hub of Genesee County. The “Aspire to Transform” forum, held recently at University of Michigan-Flint, brought […]

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 […]

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