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Flint health and fitness center to open to the public again

Flint, MI — Insight Health and Fitness Center, located at 4500 S Saginaw St in Flint MI, will be open once again for public memberships on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The facility has been closed since the initiation of the initial Covid lockdown in March of 2020.  Insight will hold the ribbon-cutting ceremony with the…

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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86365117936; 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…

Crossover Outreach breaks ground on new building in Flint to better serve residents

Flint, MI — Crossover Outreach, which has provided Flint-area residents with critical resources since 1991, broke ground on a new building on June 16, 2022. The nonprofit has been operating out of a former home built for a single-family. And as need in the community grew over the past several years, staff knew they couldn’t…

Flint-area residents cool off during summer heat wave

Genesee County, MI — From Bluebell Beach to Banana Boat Ice Cream, Wednesday’s heat wave, which brought temperatures above 90 degrees, didn’t stop Flint-area residents from enjoying the outdoors with activities that kept them cool. Check out the photos below.

Flint City Council, Mayor recognize June as ‘LGBTQ+ Pride Month’

Flint, MI—On June 14, 2022, Flint City Council and Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley formally recognized June as ‘LGBTQ+ Pride Month’ for the city, the former with a resolution and the latter with an executive order. In a June 14 Special Council meeting, a LGBTQ+ Pride Month resolution which had not made it out of a…