Kids and Education

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.
 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


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.
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.
The Flint Institute of Arts exhibit "Self-Expressions" runs through July 30. It is the first exhibit developed by University of Michigan-Flint art history graduate students at the museum.
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.
Flint Community Schools athletic director Jamie Foster shows off the look of the new unified Flint sports teams—which will be called the Jaguars.

Flint schools sports teams are now the Jaguars


Latina Restaurant and Pizzeria is known for its lasagna, pizza and antipasto.

Latina’s, a food family, for Flint families


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