Tutor Training for Adult Learners

The Flint & Genesee Literacy Network and committed partners have developed a community-wide Adult Tutor Training that will provide support to Adult tutoring in the greater Flint community. The training will be held Friday, Jan. 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Regional Technology Center on the campus of Mott Community College. The Literacy Network and Partner Sites have been diligently working on this coordinated effort and are excited to launch this month. Trained tutors will be prepared to volunteer at various Adult Learning Centers throughout Flint and…

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PROJECT ALPHA: A Sexual Responsibility Workshop for Teen Males

Local young men will have the opportunity to talk “man-to-man” about issues of sexuality as they take part in a daylong workshop sponsored by the Epsilon Upsilon Lambda and Theta Tau Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Project Alpha will be held Saturday, Jan. 27 at the Mott Community College Workforce Development Center located at 709 North Saginaw Street in Flint. The workshop will be conducted from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Project Alpha is a national program, designed to help young men make better and more informed choices…

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College Scholarships Available for Women Majoring in IT Degrees

The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation (MCWT) has announced its scholarship program for the 2018-2019 academic year. MCWT Foundation is offering scholarship opportunities for technology-focused high school seniors, GET-IT club high school seniors and women who will be enrolled full time in college-level courses for the 2018-2019 academic year at Michigan universities including Baker College. Eligibility An applicant must be a female high-school student or currently enrolled college/university level student who is: • A resident of the state of Michigan • A student with a 3.0 GPA or…

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Youth Salute to a King

The men of the Flint Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the young men of the Esquire Mentoring & Leadership Program invite the Flint community to a program honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Youth Salute to A King” will be held Monday, Jan. 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 424 Kennelworth Ave., Flint, MI 48503. Young men and women from the Flint community, including The Esquire Mentoring & Leadership Program, will use their talents in the areas of song…

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FREE Training; Construction Jobs Starting at $15 Per Hour

The M.A.D.E. Institute of Flint is accepting applications and hosting an orientation for construction jobs Friday, Jan. 5 beginning at noon at their offices in the Broome Center, 4119 North Saginaw St., Flint, Michigan. M.A.D.E.  has partnered with the State of Michigan to provide free training and job opportunities for motivated individuals. Military veterans and men and women with prior felonies are encouraged to apply.  Starting pay is around $15 per hour. The M.A.D.E. Institute is dedicated to creating a community where returning citizens and at-risk-youth have equal access to…

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint to Host 12th Annual Mentoring Inspiration Breakfast

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Greater Flint will host its 12th Annual Mentoring Inspiration Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 15 at the Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, 4100 S. Saginaw Street. Registration is from 8:00-8:30 a.m. with the program beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. The purpose of the breakfast is to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy through the promotion of mentorship and service to the community. Mr. Shawn Blanchard will be the keynote speaker. Blanchard has led city-wide youth initiatives and served as the liaison between the White House and…

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Flint Youth Find Path to Employment with HYPE Program

When Angela Lots relocated from Chicago to Flint two years ago, she brought with her a program that would help place local youth on the path to success. HYPE (Helping Young People to Employment) is the flagship program of Faith Foundation Resources, a nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to providing, low income and at-risk individuals tools to get to the next stage in life. For Flint youth, the program has provided a pathway to employment. “We prepare our students to be work-ready,” said Lots. “We don’t demand that employers hire our…

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Have You Been the Victim of Sexual Harassment? Consider Filing a Complaint under Michigan Civil Rights Law

Michigan residents who have been subjected to sexual harassment may be able to file a complaint with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) under the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) and other state and federal laws that provide protection to victims of harassment. “We are experiencing a national time of reckoning with regard to sexual harassment and sexual misconduct,” said Agustin V. Arbulu, Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. “It is important to remember that sexual harassment doesn’t only happen in the high-powered worlds of politics, news…

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NWOB Hosts Anti-Racism Discussion, Dec. 12th

Flint, Mich. – Neighborhoods Without Borders (NWOB) continues its anti-racism series Tuesday, Dec. 12 with Michigan Civil Rights Director Agustin Arbulu at the Flint Public Library beginning at 6 p.m. The discussion is open to the public. Arbulu will be discussing the commission’s findings related to racism in the actions of the state and local government in their treatment of Flint citizens during the initial discovery of water issues as well as during the height of the crisis. The discussion is part of the Tendaji Talks series, sponsored by NWOB…

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Michigan Unveils State-of-the-Art Online Career Exploration Tool

Michigan unveils state-of-the-art online career exploration tool to help students, families, job seekers, veterans and educators in designing successful 21st-century job pathways LANSING, Mich. (November 2, 2017) – The Michigan Talent Investment Agency, state Department of Education and Ingham Intermediate School District educators recently unveiled Pathfinder, a new state-of-the-art online career exploration tool that’s designed to address the need to increase the number of Michigan residents with high-quality, in-demand degrees and credentials. “Pathfinder will support the state’s innovation-driven campaign to make sure people have the knowledge, skills and training necessary…

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