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07/03/2019
New summer camp teaches Flint kids how to be firefighters

Check the City Of Flint Fire Department's Deputy Fire Chief Carrie Edwards Clemons at the City of Flint's Fire Camp where kids are learning life skills, getting valuable career insight and, yes, having tons and tons of fun!

The Flint Fire Department hosted its first ever summer camp, Camp Fire, at the fire station. The first week was an all boys camp and this week was the girls ...

See how the Heritage & Harmony Festival is helping turn around City of Flint;s Civic Park neighborhood (Dayton Street Co...
07/02/2019
All Blues: The 'voice' of Flint soars during the Heritage & Harmony Festival - The Hub Flint

See how the Heritage & Harmony Festival is helping turn around City of Flint;s Civic Park neighborhood (Dayton Street Cooridor).

It's happening now. Get out and enjoy live music by
* James Wood
* Faith
* Joy Tabernacle Choir
* 2+2
* The Glory Fires

The HUB Flint, Ruth Mott Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, Hamilton Community Health Network, Kettering University, Flint Neighborhoods United, Neighborhood Engagement Hub - Flint, MI,Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village

Stage presence is more than an oft-used phrase when it comes to blues ambassador and musician, Maurice Davis. In fact, it’s been a way of life since he was dubbed “Little B.B. King” back in the ‘70s. The Flint native traveled around the U.S. giving audiences his fine-tuned, showman-inspired ...

Flint is full of ambitious young talent and equally committed mentors like Joy Tabernacle's Nikita Johnson. We love the ...
06/28/2019
Flint Grounds Crew: Job training, life changing

Flint is full of ambitious young talent and equally committed mentors like Joy Tabernacle's Nikita Johnson. We love the energy they bring to the City of Flint's neighborhoods.

Young. Resilient. Moving Flint Forward.

Urban Renaissance Center, Flint Neighborhoods United, Neighborhood Engagement Hub - Flint, MI, Hamilton Community Health Network, Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, Mayor Karen Weaver - Karen About Flint, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Ruth Mott Foundation, Flintside

This OLOG Fiesta Mexicana event is one of the area's liveliest cultural mash-ups. Everyone raves about the festival's au...
06/28/2019
Dance, Dance, Dance: The 62nd Annual Fiesta Mexicana will make you move - The Hub Flint

This OLOG Fiesta Mexicana event is one of the area's liveliest cultural mash-ups. Everyone raves about the festival's authentic dishes, the warmth and talent of its participants.

If you go once, you are sure to return.

...and it's family-friendly too.

It all takes place at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church this Saturday and Sunday. Click the link for details.

Latinx Technology & Community Center, City Of Flint Fire Department, Mayor Karen Weaver - Karen About Flint, Santino J. Guerra, Santino J. Guerra, El Ballet Folklórico Estudiantil, Asa Ascencio-Zuccaro, Juani Olivares, Tomás Tello, Explore Flint & Genesee, Flint Community Schools, Genesee Intermediate School District

Mexican culture is expressive and deeply connected to its past. One of the richest ways to interpret this feeling –– an entrenched emotion driven through art –– is dance, and Tòmas Tello, member of the Fiesta Mexicana Planning Committee will be the first to tell you that the experience can ...

Getting around is hard enough. At Metro Community Development, we make it easier by providing access to funds to support...
06/28/2019

Getting around is hard enough. At Metro Community Development, we make it easier by providing access to funds to support home modifications from wheelchair disability ramps and doorway expansions to grab bars and roll-in showers.

Qualified individuals over 62 years of age or the permanently disabled can get up to $12,000 to support home upgrades.

Call us to learn more at: (810) 767-4622 #230

Flint Neighborhoods United, Neighborhood Engagement Hub - Flint, MI, Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, Genesee Health System, Hamilton Community Health Network, The HUB Flint, Flint Beat, Flintside

Is there anyone better to talk about a winning attitude than Flint's own Claressa Shields?Shields will address Joy Taber...
06/27/2019
Claressa Shields to share her personal faith journey

Is there anyone better to talk about a winning attitude than Flint's own Claressa Shields?

Shields will address Joy Tabernacle congregants and guests this Sunday (11:30 a.m.)

We ❤️her community spirit and resiliency. Who doesn't want this Olympic legend, World Boxing Council (WBC) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) title holder and Boxing Writers Association of America award recipient in their corner?

Thanks: Urban Renaissance Center, Milk Means More, Boxraw, Happys PizzaCorp, Domino's Pizza, Roma Pizza (Flint), Culver's, Kroger, VG's Grocery, Terrel's BBQ, Flintside, and the Shield's and Crockett families!

Mayoral meet-up. Mayor Karen Weaver - Karen About Flint will be advocating for our city tomorrow at the national mayor's...
06/27/2019
Flint Mayor Karen Weaver heading to Honolulu for conference

Mayoral meet-up. Mayor Karen Weaver - Karen About Flint will be advocating for our city tomorrow at the national mayor's conference.

Building continued interest in, awareness of and advocacy for our City of Flint is important. Godspeed.

Flint Neighborhoods United, Neighborhood Engagement Hub - Flint, MI, The University Avenue Corridor, Hamilton Community Health Network, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Ruth Mott Foundation, Mott Foundation, The Hagerman Foundation, Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village

Mayor Karen Weaver will fly to Hawaii for the conference from June 28 to July 1.

Let’s report problems and get our lights right!City of Flint officials recommend reporting street light outages online...
06/26/2019

Let’s report problems and get our lights right!

City of Flint officials recommend reporting street light outages online or by calling GIS technician Keizzy at (810) 766-7426. Residents can also report via email. If your neighborhood has a lot of outages, request a full street light audit.

You'll need to provide your name, phone number, lighting issue and the address of the closest home.

Bonus! Consumers Energy is installing new longer-lasting LED streetlights that are brighter and more efficient.

Online 👉https://tinyurl.com/y2zhf3py

Via email 👉[email protected]

Flint Neighborhoods United, Neighborhood Engagement Hub - Flint, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village,The HUB Flint, Flint Beat, Flintside

Free household item giveaway: Vacuum sweepers, bedding, pots and pans and other items will be distributed at Mott Park's...
06/26/2019
Great Big Household Giveaway is happening Saturday in Mott Park - The Hub Flint

Free household item giveaway: Vacuum sweepers, bedding, pots and pans and other items will be distributed at Mott Park's Great Big Household Giveaway Saturday!

Click the story link for more details.

Mott Park Neighborhood Association, Flint Neighborhoods United, Neighborhood Engagement Hub - Flint, MI, Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, City of Flint, Hamilton Community Health Network

Social worker Chia Morgan is confident that she can find plenty of Flint area residents in need of vacuums, pots and pans and other large household items, which will be distributed on Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Mott Park located at Nolen and Dougherty. The effort, called the Great B...

Wow.. GoodBoy - GDBY MFG. Co. did some good work here. Stunning, right?Check out this Crim Fitness Foundation gear. If y...
06/25/2019

Wow.. GoodBoy - GDBY MFG. Co. did some good work here. Stunning, right?

Check out this Crim Fitness Foundation gear. If you aren't into the race, you will be now.

Good people. Great designs...and even better collaborative efforts.

Yes, that's the City of Flint, Explore Flint & Genesee, Genesee County Board of Commissioners and its small shops. Together, we're generating serious energy and interest in Flint and Genesee County.

Mayor Karen Weaver - Karen About Flint

FLINT SOUP ALUM (2014):

GoodBoy - GDBY MFG. Co. is super excited about partnering with the Crim this year! Even more exciting, the collection is now up for order online with free shipping (U.S. orders only 🇺🇸).

There is also a special discount code now through July 4th and it is 'FREETORUN'. Enter it at the check out to receive 15% Off your entire order!

Keep chasing what's ahead everybody! #Crim #GoodBoyAthletics visit www.goodboyclothes.com 🏆☺️🇺🇸

The City of Flint is working hard to make sure its 70+ parks are well maintained. If a park in your neighborhood is NOT ...
06/24/2019

The City of Flint is working hard to make sure its 70+ parks are well maintained. If a park in your neighborhood is NOT being mowed, contact the Parks Department at (810) 766-7426.

Most parks are scheduled to be mowed every 1 - 2 weeks. See the schedule here 👉https://tinyurl.com/yxt4q96f

Flint Neighborhoods United, Neighborhood Engagement Hub - Flint, MI, Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, The HUB Flint, Flint Beat, Flintside

When it's time to give everyone a little more room, talk to us. We can show you how easy it is to take on the title of h...
06/24/2019

When it's time to give everyone a little more room, talk to us.

We can show you how easy it is to take on the title of homeowner (and master of your own quieter personal space).

Get through the day and come see us tomorrow. We'll be out at Huntington National Bank's downtown branch located on 328 S. Saginaw Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Together, we're helping renters make their next move.

If you can't make it Tuesday - - hang on. We have a Fair Housing workshop on Thursday, June 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Mott Foundation Office (Conference room) located at 503 S. Saginaw Street in downtown Flint.

This workshop will help you score your first home, understand your rights as a renter and help you determine if you are ready to buy a home.

Learn More 👉https://www.facebook.com/events/974101189647999/

Time to Buck up! We love our Flint City Bucks and are thrilled to have the opportunity to join fellow fans Thursday at t...
06/24/2019

Time to Buck up!

We love our Flint City Bucks and are thrilled to have the opportunity to join fellow fans Thursday at the Flint and Genesee Chamber's "After Hours Wine Down" event and game watching party where we'll meet, mingle and marvel at the Buck's anticipated win over F.C.United (game time 7 p.m.)

👉https://tinyurl.com/y5cpeb9d

Explore Flint & Genesee, Atwood Stadium, @flintandgenesee

Are you ready to take on the "homeowner" title? Find out at Huntington National Bank's home lending open house Tuesday, ...
06/23/2019

Are you ready to take on the "homeowner" title? Find out at Huntington National Bank's home lending open house Tuesday, June 25.

Experts will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the downtown branch located on 328 S. Saginaw to answer questions and show you how simple the home buying process can be.

Easy is good, right?

If you can't make it Tuesday - - hang on. We have a Fair Housing workshop on Thursday, June 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Mott Foundation Office (Conference room) located at 503 Saginaw Street in downtown Flint.

This workshop will help you score your first home, understand your rights as a renter and help you determine if you are ready to buy a home.

Learn More 👉https://www.facebook.com/events/974101189647999/

Flint Neighborhoods United, Neighborhood Engagement Hub - Flint, MI, City of Flint

Sure, renting is fun...but when that time has passed and you're ready to say goodbye to that noisy upstairs neighbor, ta...
06/22/2019

Sure, renting is fun...but when that time has passed and you're ready to say goodbye to that noisy upstairs neighbor, talk to us.

Get through the weekend and see how easy it is to take on the title of homeowner (and master of your own personal space) Tuesday, June 25. Huntington National Bank mortgage experts will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the downtown branch on 328 S. Saginaw Street to help renters make their next move.

If you can't make it Tuesday - - hang on. We have a Fair Housing workshop on Thursday, June 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Mott Foundation Office (Conference room) located at 503 S. Saginaw Street in downtown Flint.

This workshop will help you score your first home, understand your rights as a renter and help you determine if you are ready to buy a home.

Learn More 👉https://www.facebook.com/events/974101189647999/

Home values rose 6.2 percent over the past year in the City of Flint, according to a Zillow report. Is it a good time to...
06/21/2019

Home values rose 6.2 percent over the past year in the City of Flint, according to a Zillow report.

Is it a good time to buy?
How much home is just right for my household budget? Would I qualify for a mortgage?

These are some of the questions Huntington National Bank mortgage experts will be on hand to answer on Tuesday, June 25 at their branch on 328 S. Saginaw in downtown Flint. Come by and see if "now" is the right time for your family to buy.

Flint Neighborhoods United, Neighborhood Engagement Hub - Flint, MI

Metro is proud to join our fellow advocates of the Flint and Genesee County Continuum of Care at today's "Project Commun...
06/20/2019
Today's Project Community Connect will help the homeless among us - The Hub Flint

Metro is proud to join our fellow advocates of the Flint and Genesee County Continuum of Care at today's "Project Community Connect" event taking place at Catholic Charities Center for Hope at 812 Root Street beginning at 11 a.m.

Free lunches are available at the North End Soup Kitchen, Carriage Town Ministries and South Flint Soup Kitchen. Complimentary transportation between the Center for Hope and lunch sites will also be provided.

Catholic Charities Flint and Owosso, Genesee Health System, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Saginaw VA Medical Center, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, Shelter of Flint, V.O.N, Veterans Of Now a 501c19 Nonprofit, City of Flint, Legal Services of Eastern Michigan

We see them — and don’t. There are lots in Michigan, where the number of homeless tops 8,300. Flint and Genesee County has hundreds of homeless and at-risk individuals, according to according to Angela Beaugard, Metro Community Development’s Vice President of Development and local advocate. To...

It's personal to Wahlburgers,/Wahlburgers owners, who will be putting their own mark on the opening of their newest rest...
06/20/2019
Mark and Paul Wahlberg to attend grand opening celebration at new Flint-area Wahlburgers

It's personal to Wahlburgers,/Wahlburgers owners, who will be putting their own mark on the opening of their newest restaurant.Sunday.

It's a private event, but we'll be among those "next" in line for a taste of Mark's "Thanksgiving Day" turkey burger and Paul's "Our Burger." with Wahl sauce. Tasty! Wear loose pants....😀

The Flint Twp location is in the Outdoor Village at Genesee Valley Center at 4372 Miller Road.

Flint Township Fire Department, Flint Township Fire Department, City Of Flint Fire Department, City of Flint Police Department

Mark Wahlberg and chef Paul Wahlberg will be in attendance during the VIP invite-only event beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at the Wahlburgers located in the Outdoor Village at Genesee Valley Center, 4372 Miller Road.

This is what the vibrant community spirit of City of Flint looks like. It's beautiful, isn't it? Photo by Eye Snap Studi...
06/19/2019

This is what the vibrant community spirit of City of Flint looks like. It's beautiful, isn't it? Photo by Eye Snap Studios' Alvin J. Brown

We ❤️our neighborhoods and stewards like Linn Aikins (Living Body of Christ Ministries), who together with  AmeriCor...
06/19/2019
One woman's fight to save Flint's hidden park

We ❤️our neighborhoods and stewards like Linn Aikins (Living Body of Christ Ministries), who together with AmeriCorps workers and Keep Genesee County Beautiful volunteers, is cleaning up her @CivicParkNeighborhoodAssociation-area neighborhood.

It's a beautiful effort here in the City of Flint (City of Flint Police Department and City Of Flint Fire Department)

Thanks for the good read Flintside!

We all have a story to tell and are excited that StoryCorps (StoryCorps Mobile Tour) is coming to  the City of Flint.Let...
06/19/2019
Brush up your memories: StoryCorps coming back to Flint

We all have a story to tell and are excited that StoryCorps (StoryCorps Mobile Tour) is coming to the City of Flint.

Let's rock this Michigan Radio and Flint Institute of Arts-supported effort.

More than 500,000 people have participated since its founding, making it “the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered. Wow, right?

  By Jan Worth-Nelson “Listen. Honor. Share.” Those are the basic tenets of grassroots story telling built into StoryCorps, the nationally-known project coming back to Flint for…

No one moves us like MTA - Flint MI's General Manager Ed Benning, whose innovative efforts include United Way of Genesee...
06/18/2019
FACES of Flint & Genesee: Ed Benning, MTA Flint

No one moves us like MTA - Flint MI's General Manager Ed Benning, whose innovative efforts include United Way of Genesee County-supported "Rides to Groceries", Genesee County Department of Veteran's Services-supported "Vets to Wellness" rides, and "Rides to Work."

Who doesn't need a lift, right?

These programs are far reaching and impact countless entities like the Flint Farmers' Market, Landmark Food Center, The Local Grocer, Meijer, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, V.O.N, Veterans Of Now a 501c19 Nonprofit, City Of Flint Fire Department, City of Flint, Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Genesee County Board of Commissioners

For nearly 40 years, Ed Benning has served as general manager of Mass Transportation Authority

Small business development is critical to City of Flint's resurgence.We're excited to join Flint Resiliency in Communiti...
06/18/2019
‘Recasting’ the seminar: Community Training Sessions’ provides education for aspiring – and current – entrepreneurs - The Hub Flint

Small business development is critical to City of Flint's resurgence.

We're excited to join Flint Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma Program, Hamilton Community Health Network, The HUB Flint, Hasselbring Senior Center, Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR), UM-Flint Graduate Programs, UM-Flint International Center, UM-Flint Student Success Center, and Flint Innovative Solutions in presenting this innovators' series.

The seminar model is a familiar one: Signup. Attend the event. Go home with some valuable info. But what if a seminar on topics you really cared about were expanded over the course of three months with two options per week? That’s the premise behind Flint ReCAST’s “Community Training Sessions,...

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503 S Saginaw St, Ste 804
Flint, MI
48502

We are 1 block north and 1 block west of the central bus station for the Flint/Genesee County MTA. For information on "Your Ride" or other MTA questions, please call: 810-767-0100

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(810) 767-4622

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