Ruth Mott Foundation awards nearly $2 million to support north end neighborhood

Ruth Mott Foundation awards nearly $2 million to support north end neighborhood

Programs benefitting Flint’s north end neighborhood are almost $2 million richer. The Ruth Mott Foundation today announced its board of trustees approved $1,958,195 in grants to enrich youth, safety, economic, and community initiatives. Grantees that received the 25 awards, ranging from $22,000 to $404,000 include vocational training, art, education, crime prevention and literacy programs, along […]

Diplomat Pharmacy to create sleeping mats for homeless

Diplomat Pharmacy to create sleeping mats for homeless

Flint’s homeless will soon get a lift in the form of a place lie down. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 27 at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre, 5353 Gateway Center Drive, Diplomat’s sales team will create sleeping mats for those without beds. The effort, which is a partnership with United Way of Genesee […]

Volunteers needed to help build new playgrounds in six Flint parks

Volunteers needed to help build new playgrounds in six Flint parks

There will be six new playgrounds​ coming to Flint parks this summer and you can help by volunteering to help build them in one or all of the parks. The parks include: Clara Hilborn Park Cook Park Dewey Park Eldorado Vista Park Farnumwood Park Whaley Park Check out playground build dates here and register to volunteer here. Here’s the schedule: […]

 Flint parks get six new playgrounds in $400,000 project

 Flint parks get six new playgrounds in $400,000 project

Summer sunshine will be a lot more enjoyable for park visitors in Flint this year. Dozens of children and families in six neighborhoods will enjoy new playgrounds, thanks to a $400,000 investment by the City of Flint, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Flint Kids Fund of the Foundation for Flint, Make an Impact Foundation, and […]

Up for the challenge

Up for the challenge

We all fall down.  If you are alive it’s inevitable. The getting up part is what distinguishes us. That message was amply displayed at the United Way of Genesee County’s Annual Campaign Dinner last week. Featuring a powerful presentation by decorated Army Col. Gregory D. Gadson, who starred in the film Battleship, the event could […]

Energizing Flint: $2 million pledge to support Flint high school graduates is welcome news

Energizing Flint: $2 million pledge to support Flint high school graduates is welcome news

Two million: That’s the commitment that Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and the Consumers Energy Foundation collectively pledged toward creating a Flint Promise scholarship fund for Flint high school graduates. Consumers Energy Foundation’s $1 million commitment is the largest it has ever given, according to company officials, who distributed $840,000 to Genesee County-based nonprofits over […]

Flint expats encouraged to come home

Flint expats encouraged to come home

There are a lot of reasons why people leave the communities they love. And, now it’s time to get them back, according to the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and its partners, who are hoping to lure Flint’s many expatriates home with a big, bold Flint Homecoming event.  The invitation-only event, scheduled on August 16 – 17, will […]