Latinx Tech Center receives nearly $600k for renovations

Flint, MI–A set of grants equaling $585,000 will allow the Latinx Technology and Community Center to renovate its second floor, part of its larger plans to create a Latinx district in Flint. In the spring of 2021, the tech center released a list of projects all aiming to beautify both the center’s building as well…

Shelter of Flint receives $10k for hotel, motel stays due to COVID-19

Flint, MI—Shelter of Flint has received a $10,000 grant to support hotel and motel stays for individuals and families experiencing homelessness and who are unable to stay at the shelter due to COVID-19. “What this does right now is it provides us another avenue to get people out of the cold, out of cars, out…

What is the future of placemaking in Flint?

Flint, MI—What’s Up Downtown Project one of the few placemaking entities in Flint that describes its work as “placemaking,” recently saw its figurehead, Kady Yellow, move on to a new role in Jacksonville, Fl. When the Binghamton, N.Y. native came to Flint, she had already worked in placemaking for nearly a decade in New Orleans,…

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