Community Development

Volunteers helped a new playground open Tuesday at Hasselbring Senior Center. About 80 percent of the $150,000 funding comes from the Flint Child Health and Development Fund (often called FlintKids.org) and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.
The 2017 class of Diplomat Fellows pose with CEO Phil Hagerman.
Boutique on the Bricks is located at 635 S. Saginaw St. in downtown Flint. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.
North Flint Reinvestment Corp is looking to begin construction in 2018 on property across the street from Eagle’s Nest Academy on West Pierson Road. The other new grocery operated by Fresh Start CDC Inc. is eying North Saginaw and Hamilton streets as
Senegal Tuklor Williams sees the need for a grocery store closer to home.
Local agencies now are recruiting to fill more than 80 paid AmeriCorps positions in the Flint area.

AmeriCorps looks to hire 80 for Flint programs


The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan helps distribute the 1.2 million diapers to needy families. Shown here: A girl makes a donation during the annual Diaper Drive in May 2017.
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This Gallery on the Go mural is an example of the type of creativity an ArtPlace grant would fund.
Even vandalized, this garden continues to nourish both the body and the soul.

Hope and community grow from garden vandalism


While it maybe the most adorable reading program you’ll ever see, Tell-A-Tail also is effective. Flint Public Library will host additional Tell-A-Tail events July 8, 15, and 22.
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