Here’s what happened at the July 26 Flint City Council meeting

Flint, MI– At their July 26 meeting, the Flint City Council approved the first reading of four ordinances, authorized the publication of a notice of intent, and approved a series of contracts. Here’s a breakdown of what the council did: Approved the first reading of an ordinance that enacts harsher penalties for drag racing The […]

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Mott Foundation grants nearly $200k to support Flint neighborhood projects

Flint, Mich. — The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has granted a total of $192,007 to the Neighborhood Engagement Hub (NEH) to coordinate neighborhood cleanups and hire young people to assist with the work.  Mott announced in August that it would fully fund seven neighborhood projects and partially fund an eighth project — for a total […]

EPA to provide Flint update in virtual press conference Dec. 7

Flint, MI — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Kurt Thiede will be joined by Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley and other local officials at a virtual press conference on Monday to provide an update about the city’s drinking water system. Details When: 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time, Dec. 7  Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting Link:; or call-in: […]

City of Flint launches major push to Be Counted as Census deadline approaches

FLINT, Mich. — With just 20 days remaining to complete the 2020 Census, the City of Flint is coordinating a major push to encourage residents to BE COUNTED. A full count of Flint residents equates to approximately $3 billion in funding for Flint-area programs and services. That’s $300 million each of the next 10 years […]

United Way receives grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint for conversations on race, racism, and change

Flint, MI — The Community Foundation of Greater Flint awarded $8,000 to the United Way of Genesee County, on behalf of Community Roots, for the Courageous Conversations on Race, Racism, and Radical Change project. The grant will allow Community Roots to facilitate four community conversations that aim to engage residents of Flint and Genesee County […]

Here’s how Flint voted to spend a $1 million grant to help the city

Flint, MI—The Mott Foundation announced the results of a recent survey of residents on how they would like to see $1 million spent to improve Flint’s neighborhoods. More than 800 people voted over a period of two weeks. After votes associated with ZIP codes outside the city of Flint were removed, votes from 640 residents […]

Movies Under the Stars Drive-In Edition will premiere this Friday

Flint, MI–  Movies Under the Stars Drive-In Edition will premiere on Friday, August 21 at The Whiting Auditorium Parking Lot located 1241 E Kearsley St, Flint, MI 48503. Communities First, Inc. has hosted the popular summer outdoor film series for the past six years.  This year, in light of COVID-19 we will offer a modified […]

Last two weeks show small uptick in COVID cases in Flint area

Genesee County, MI— After ten consecutive weeks of declining COVID cases in Genesee County, the last two weeks have shown a slight increase.  On July 2, the Flint Center for Health Equity solutions reported a total of 10 confirmed cases in Genesee County, with Flint accounting for less than five.  FCHES reported 21 cases July […]

Cohort program provides ‘holistic’ support to Flint-area entrepreneurs

Flint, MI — Flint SOUP is perhaps best known for quarterly dinners where Flint’s budding entrepreneurs compete for funding support, but in late 2020, founders Adrian Montague and James Shuttleworth quietly added a business refinement program to their organization’s offerings. The free 90-day training program, made possible by CARES Act funds from the Michigan Small […]

McLaren may reduce contribution to Flint water settlement

Flint, MI– McLaren Regional Medical Center may be reducing their contributions to the $641.25 million Flint water lawsuit settlement nearly a year after joining. The State of Michigan announced the settlement in August of last year. In November of last year, the City of Flint, Rowe Engineering, and McLaren Hospital joined the agreement which would […]