Healthy Communities

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.
 Food insecurity is a pervasive issue across the United States—one that has become an even more critical need in Flint in the wake of the water crisis. 
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


Ashley MacDermaid, aka, Ash Tray, races out of the pack past opponent blockers, becoming the lead jammer for the Flint City Derby Girls. The lead jammer can also end scoring against the opposing teams jammer during a two minute round.

Meet the tough girls who roll with Flint City Derby


Sydney McCarley, aka Slim Fast; Veronica VanCleve, aka Van Cleaver; and Grace Seymore, aka Graced Lightning, (left to right) get ready for the start of a jam.
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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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.
A middle school student gets a hands-on education about screen printing through YouthQuest, an after-school and summer program that recently won a $100,000 competitive grant.
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