Local Nonprofit to Celebrate “Champions for Children” Annual Charity Event

Not on My Watch themed program reaffirms commitment to help abused and neglected children  Orchards Children’s Services (Orchards) will host its annual major fundraising event, Saturday, May 5, 6:00 p.m. starting with a VIP cocktail reception followed by a seated dinner program, silent auction and live musical entertainment by Straight Ahead at 7:00 p.m. The event will take place inside the Grand Ballroom of the MGM Grand Detroit hotel in Detroit. Orchards was established in 1962 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the Detroit Section of the National Council of…

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MCC to Name Family Life Center in Honor of Lenore Croudy

The Mott Community College (MCC) Board of Trustees voted Monday, April 23, to name the College’s new Family Life Center in memory of former Board Chair Lenore Croudy. MCC is repurposing and revitalizing the former Woodside Church building, located adjacent to the main campus in Flint, into a Family Life Center to ensure student success and completion of their educational goals, while providing much-need high quality learning opportunities for the children of Flint and Genesee County. Lenore Croudy passed away January 19, 2017. “The Lenore Croudy Family Life Center will…

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Genesee District Library Presents Singer/Songwriter Shani Womack

Flint’s own Shani Womack will appear at the Beecher-Vera B. Rison Library on Tuesday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m. “We are thrilled to host Shani Womack,” said Kelly Flynn, community relations manager. “Her voice is beautiful, and her message is inspiring – it’s a perfect combination.” Womack was born and raised in Flint. She will share humorous personal stories about growing up in Flint from the 70s through the 90s. She will end her performance with songs and poems about the strength and resilience of the people of Flint and…

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Ruth Mott Foundation awards $3M in grants for north Flint programs in March

FLINT, Michigan – The Ruth Mott Foundation Board of Trustees awarded 19 grants totaling $3,036,174 in March for projects and programs designed to improve the quality of life for residents in north Flint. From a new grocery store to neighborhood hubs to jobs for youth, the most recent grants support a range of initiatives that align with the Foundation’s strategy to strengthen north Flint neighborhoods and create opportunities for residents to contribute and thrive. Six of the grants were awarded to programs that are new to the Foundation, and 13 were…

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The Men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Present: “SEXT-ING, TATOOS, & BODY ART WORKSHOP”

The men of the Flint Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the young men of the Esquire Mentoring & Leadership Program invite other young men from Genesee County to attend their annual workshop entitled, “Sext-ing, Tattoos, and Body Art”.  The workshop will be held on: Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Mott Community College Workforce Development Center 709 North Saginaw Street, Flint MI The workshop will be conducted by law enforcement officers from the Flint area.  They will cover various scenarios and situations that often…

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City of Flint Now a Finalist for Multi-Million Dollar Grant to Improve Neighborhoods

  FLINT, Mich. — The City of Flint and Flint Housing Commission have been informed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that Flint has been selected as a Choice Neighborhoods Implementation (CNI) Grant finalist. The Flint Implementation team, comprised of the City of Flint, Flint Housing Commission, Norstar Development USA, Mott Community College and the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network, submitted an application to HUD in November 2017 and is now one of six finalists out of 20 applicants nationwide. “We are very excited to see this opportunity…

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City Officials to Explore Legal Options Following PODS Shutdown  

 Governor’s Office Responds to Mayor’s Remarks   FLINT, Mich. — Mayor Karen Weaver said city officials feel they have no other choice but to exercise legal options to get the support still needed in Flint since Gov. Rick Snyder is no longer interested in discussing the water situation.  Mayor Weaver made the remarks following a meeting with the governor in Lansing on Monday, April 16.  Earlier this month, Gov. Synder announced Flint’s drinking water is safe to drink again and that the state-funded bottled water supply would end when current supplies…

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MCC Welcomes Activist and Actress Jenifer Lewis, May 11 at The Whiting

Activist and Actress Jenifer Lewis is 2018 Ballenger Eminent Person at MCC (FLINT, Mich.) – One of Hollywood’s most familiar faces, activist, comedienne, singer and award-winning actress Jenifer Lewis will speak about her career, her activism and her new memoir “The Mother of Black Hollywood” as part of the Ballenger Eminent Persons Lecture Series of Mott Community College (MCC) on May 11. The presentation will be at 7 p.m. at The Whiting in Flint. The event is free, but reservations are required through www.rsvp.mcc.edu. Deadline to RSVP is May 9. Due…

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Local Activists to Take Water Fight to Lansing

Bus Caravan and Demonstration Planned for April 25th By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer FLINT, Mich. – A group of local activists said they plan to commemorate the four years since the start of Flint’s water crisis by taking their demands to Lansing.  Organizers with the group FlintH20Justice said they believe the city’s infrastructure was ruined by the decision to place money over the protection of human life when an emergency manager was appointed to oversee the affairs of the city.  In response, the group is coordinating a chartered bus…

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Faith Leaders, Flint Supporters Step In As State Pulls Out

  State-Funded Bottled Water Supply Has Ended By Sheri L. Stuart, Staff Writer  Flint, Mich. – The state-funded bottled water supply has ended leaving some Flint residents to rely on water donations from outside sources. Gov. Rick Snyder announced last week that the state-funded bottled water supply would end when current supplies ran out because Flint’s drinking water is safe to drink again. In a statement issued Friday, April 6, Gov. Snyder said Flint’s water quality has tested below action levels of the federal Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) for…

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