Flint-area students build beds for youth in need

Flint, MI—The sound of machinery hummed through Accelerated Learning Academy’s (ALA) gym, during Flint Community Schools’ intersession. In the gym, volunteers donned “Bunks Across America” t-shirts, aprons and safety glasses, building beds for Genesee County students in need. Maurtrell Rushton, a 10th grader at ALA, said it had been a fun day working alongside his…

Civic Park church to award community members, debut African Safari Exhibition

Flint, MI—When Aaron Dunigan sought out a place of worship after a stint in prison, he wanted to find the church that was just right for him, he said.  “I wanted to, you know, get out, kind of get a feel for churches,” he said. Dunigan got out of prison in 2008 and heard about…

Flint organizations are asking people to consider repurposing downtown parking spaces

Flint, MI—A group of local organizations and businesses will be using downtown Flint’s parking spaces for anything but cars this weekend, and they’re asking everyone to join them. What’s Up Downtown, Communities First, Inc., and the Crim Foundation are just some of the names bringing PARK(ing) Day—a worldwide event that asks people to reimagine and…

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