It’s easy to help prevent child abuse while filing Michigan tax returns

It’s easy to help prevent child abuse while filing Michigan tax returns

Every day in Michigan, there are more than 375 reports of child abuse and neglect. The worst part? The majority of child abuse and neglect cases stem from situations and conditions that are entirely preventable in an engaged and supportive community. For example, a community that cares about early childhood development, parent support and mental […]

Giving Back: Comcast Foundation awards help support neighborhood programs

Giving Back: Comcast Foundation awards help support neighborhood programs

Michigan’s corporations are often under fire for not giving enough, so it’s worth taking a moment to recognize the efforts of organizations that support annual giving programs like the Comcast Foundation, which will disbursing more than $350,000 to area organizations this year. These donations change lives. Rather than returning to an empty home after school, […]

Building Bel-Aire: Flint native leads neighborhood renewal efforts

Building Bel-Aire: Flint native leads neighborhood renewal efforts

Shawn Hairston’s childhood memories include carefree walks around the block and visits to his neighbor’s house to drink soda. Evenings in the Bel-Aire Woods neighborhood were typically calm and quiet in the 1970s and 1980s. “Flint was a beautiful, vibrant area, with grass and trees,” he says. Though it was far from resembling the wealthy […]

Building Blocks: Flint housing experts seek new growth

Building Blocks: Flint housing experts seek new growth

Ravi Yalamanchi has seen hard times in Flint’s neighborhoods. Facing a challenging housing market, Metro Community Development’s CEO for the past 20 years is helping lead the charge to repopulate high-vacancy areas and stimulate revitalization. While the positive movement has been slow, Yalamanchi is hopeful for a citywide rebound. As Metro Community Development promotes home […]

Revving Up Neighborhoods: C.S. Mott investments in local initiatives deliver dividends

Revving Up Neighborhoods: C.S. Mott investments in local initiatives deliver dividends

There was a time when Marie Herron sent her children to class believing the dismissal bell marked the end of their day. With the coming 2016-2017 school year, Herron’s expectations have been raised. Eleven Flint Community Schools will incorporate health, recreation and leadership programs during and after traditional classroom hours. A $2.9 million C. S. […]

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