Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village At the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village (SBEV), our mission is to cultivate leadership capacity. We firmly believe that investing in young people is the key to creating compelling and lasting change in our community.
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The Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village is composed of long time Flint residents, community members, stakeholders, and newcomers that call Flint home.This group of individuals is committed to being part of an equitable resurgence of Flint, Michigan by investing in its young people. The Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village serves as a pillar of community life for the city of Flint. Although we particularly focus on the northern region of Flint where people, institutions, economies, and infrastructure have been impacted by disinvestment and isolation for several decades, our long term goal of the is to provide young people of the entire city a space to heal, learn, develop, lead, and invest in their individual development, as well as the development of their communities.

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THURSDAY! Food Box Giveaway + Dairy & Protein with  @islamicreliefusa, 4P at Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village! __#sb...
05/04/2021

THURSDAY! Food Box Giveaway + Dairy & Protein with @islamicreliefusa, 4P at Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village!
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#sbevflint #flintmichigan #love #community

THURSDAY! Food Box Giveaway + Dairy & Protein with @islamicreliefusa, 4P at Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village!
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#sbevflint #flintmichigan #love #community

A special thank you to educators all across the world, and especially those in our community!#teacherappreciationweek #f...
05/04/2021

A special thank you to educators all across the world, and especially those in our community!
#teacherappreciationweek #flintkids #flintmichigan #community #love

A special thank you to educators all across the world, and especially those in our community!
#teacherappreciationweek #flintkids #flintmichigan #community #love

Thank you to one of Flint’s newest and sweetest brands, @sugarsugar_cottoncandy for today’s After School snack!#sbevflin...
04/28/2021

Thank you to one of Flint’s newest and sweetest brands, @sugarsugar_cottoncandy for today’s After School snack!
#sbevflint #flintmichigan #flint #michigan #community #love

Thank you to one of Flint’s newest and sweetest brands, @sugarsugar_cottoncandy for today’s After School snack!
#sbevflint #flintmichigan #flint #michigan #community #love

SATURDAY! Meet us and Insight Neuro-Chiropractic Center at Flint Southwestern Academy for a PARK-CLEAN UP at 10:30A! E-m...
04/28/2021

SATURDAY! Meet us and Insight Neuro-Chiropractic Center at Flint Southwestern Academy for a PARK-CLEAN UP at 10:30A! E-mail us at [email protected] for more information!
#restoreflintsports #sbevflint #flintmichigan #flint #michigan #community #love
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Mid-Michigan NOW ABC12: First In-Depth Everywhere WJRT-TV Flint Beat Flintside City of Flint City of Flint Police Department University of Michigan-Flint Kettering University Mott Community College Hurley Medical Center Explore Flint & Genesee Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce

SATURDAY! Meet us and Insight Neuro-Chiropractic Center at Flint Southwestern Academy for a PARK-CLEAN UP at 10:30A! E-mail us at [email protected] for more information!
#restoreflintsports #sbevflint #flintmichigan #flint #michigan #community #love
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Mid-Michigan NOW ABC12: First In-Depth Everywhere WJRT-TV Flint Beat Flintside City of Flint City of Flint Police Department University of Michigan-Flint Kettering University Mott Community College Hurley Medical Center Explore Flint & Genesee Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce

Join us this Saturday at 10:30A at Flint Southwestern Academy for a Park Clean-up with @insight.iinn! We’re preparing th...
04/27/2021

Join us this Saturday at 10:30A at Flint Southwestern Academy for a Park Clean-up with @insight.iinn! We’re preparing the fields for our baseball camp and leagues!

#restoreflintsports #sbevflint #flintmichigan #community #love

Join us this Saturday at 10:30A at Flint Southwestern Academy for a Park Clean-up with @insight.iinn! We’re preparing the fields for our baseball camp and leagues!

#restoreflintsports #sbevflint #flintmichigan #community #love

Community members, business, you're our family and we need your support!__Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village and Sylve...
04/27/2021
Flint leader wants to bring sports to kids, but needs help from businesses

Community members, business, you're our family and we need your support!
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Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village and Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village Athletics would like to thank Mid-Michigan NOW for highlighting Coach Linnell and our journey to #restoreflintsports.
WATCH: https://nbc25news.com/news/local/flint-leader-wants-to-brings-sports-to-kids-but-needs-help-from-businesses?fbclid=IwAR2STfRi-8-VuiteRivgbFNlgYBoEQLeKo32jmXJJ8ocKjUZ5643p0c6k5Q

FLINT, Mich. -“We want to give every kid the opportunity to dream. ” Linnell McKenney is working to get the children of Flint involved in sports. She says right now they are in the process of building a sports complex where kids will have a chance to participate in tournaments, leagues a...

TODAY! Food Box Giveaway + Dairy & Protein with Islamic Relief USA, 4P at Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village! __#sbevf...
04/22/2021

TODAY! Food Box Giveaway + Dairy & Protein with Islamic Relief USA, 4P at Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village!
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#sbevflint #flintmichigan #love #community
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Z92.7 WDZZ Club 93.7 Catholic Charities Flint and Owosso Genesee County Sheriff's Office Crim Fitness Foundation ABC12: First In-Depth Everywhere WJRT-TV Mid-Michigan NOW Flintside The Flint Journal Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce Explore Flint & Genesee

TODAY! Food Box Giveaway + Dairy & Protein with Islamic Relief USA, 4P at Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village!
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#sbevflint #flintmichigan #love #community
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Z92.7 WDZZ Club 93.7 Catholic Charities Flint and Owosso Genesee County Sheriff's Office Crim Fitness Foundation ABC12: First In-Depth Everywhere WJRT-TV Mid-Michigan NOW Flintside The Flint Journal Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flint and Genesee County Flint and Genesee Chamber of Commerce Explore Flint & Genesee

Happy 🌎 Day from us here at SBEV!#earthday #flintmichigan #community #love
04/22/2021

Happy 🌎 Day from us here at SBEV!
#earthday #flintmichigan #community #love

Happy 🌎 Day from us here at SBEV!
#earthday #flintmichigan #community #love

Our Dewey Park Clean-up partnered with community, Quincy Murphy, was a success as a part of our SBEV Flint Sports Initia...
04/19/2021

Our Dewey Park Clean-up partnered with community, Quincy Murphy, was a success as a part of our SBEV Flint Sports Initiative.

#sbevflint #flintmichigan #flint #community

Our Dewey Park Clean-up partnered with community, Quincy Murphy, was a success as a part of our SBEV Flint Sports Initiative.

#sbevflint #flintmichigan #flint #community

Everyone congratulate our Student Leadership Program Mentee of the Month, Armonie! Armonie who’s mentored by @antidote_s...
04/16/2021

Everyone congratulate our Student Leadership Program Mentee of the Month, Armonie! Armonie who’s mentored by @antidote_sbev DJ instructor and producer, JuJuan, makes it a point never to miss his summer job training at SBEV.
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For more information about the programs at SBEV, e-mail us: [email protected]

#sbevflint #sbevathletics #theantidotestudio #flintmichigan #flint #michigan #detroit #lansing #grandrapids #community

Everyone congratulate our Student Leadership Program Mentee of the Month, Armonie! Armonie who’s mentored by @antidote_sbev DJ instructor and producer, JuJuan, makes it a point never to miss his summer job training at SBEV.
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For more information about the programs at SBEV, e-mail us: [email protected]

#sbevflint #sbevathletics #theantidotestudio #flintmichigan #flint #michigan #detroit #lansing #grandrapids #community

TODAY, 4P until we run out! First come, first served, Food Box +Protein & Dairy Giveaway with Islamic Relief USA!
04/15/2021

TODAY, 4P until we run out! First come, first served, Food Box +Protein & Dairy Giveaway with Islamic Relief USA!

TODAY, 4P until we run out! First come, first served, Food Box +Protein & Dairy Giveaway with Islamic Relief USA!

04/15/2021

We launched our Antidote Studio Producer Showcase Series with Steel Sessions Producer, Mike Kuz, and Flint's Own, Jon Connor. They spent time with kids of SBEV and some local artist, giving them an inside look at what it takes to create art at the highest level.
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To book a session at The Antidote Studio inside SBEV, follow the link: https://www.sbev.org/antidote-studio-booking
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#theantidotestudio #sbevmusic #flintmichigan #flint #michigan #detroit #grandrapids #lansing #saginaw #music #hiphop #rap #country #community #kids

TOMORROW! Visit us at @sbevflint for our Village Market Food Box Giveaway with protein and dairy items with @islamicreli...
04/14/2021

TOMORROW! Visit us at @sbevflint for our Village Market Food Box Giveaway with protein and dairy items with @islamicreliefusa.

Thursday, April 15, 2021
4:00P - First come, first served
Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village
4119 N. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48505

#SBEVFlint #flintmichigan #flint #community #islamicrelief

TOMORROW! Visit us at @sbevflint for our Village Market Food Box Giveaway with protein and dairy items with @islamicreliefusa.

Thursday, April 15, 2021
4:00P - First come, first served
Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village
4119 N. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48505

#SBEVFlint #flintmichigan #flint #community #islamicrelief

THURSDAY at 4:00!! Come by for our Village Market Food Box Giveaway partnered with Islamic Relief USA! FREE Food Box + D...
04/11/2021

THURSDAY at 4:00!! Come by for our Village Market Food Box Giveaway partnered with Islamic Relief USA!

FREE Food Box + Dairy & Protein partnered with Islamic Relief USA
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#SBEV #SylvesterBroome #IslamicRelief #Flint #FlintMichigan #community

THURSDAY at 4:00!! Come by for our Village Market Food Box Giveaway partnered with Islamic Relief USA!

FREE Food Box + Dairy & Protein partnered with Islamic Relief USA
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#SBEV #SylvesterBroome #IslamicRelief #Flint #FlintMichigan #community

Our first SBEV 7 on 7 football tryouts were a great success!!
03/29/2021

Our first SBEV 7 on 7 football tryouts were a great success!!

Registration for our Spring Sports is OPEN!! Register your children for football & baseball at sbev.org/sports-overviewh...
03/26/2021
Overview — SBEV

Registration for our Spring Sports is OPEN!! Register your children for football & baseball at sbev.org/sports-overview

https://nbc25news.com/news/local/sylvester-broome-empowerment-village-launches-spring-sports

Our mission is to provide quality sports programs for student-athletes backed by a professional administration and supported by passionate and qualified coaches who want to see players succeed both in athletics and in life. Our programs are provided at a low cost and scholarship & equipment assistan...

This week’s program highlight is our Tapology program! Led by Alfred Bruce Bradley, SBEV kids learn the basics and move ...
03/24/2021

This week’s program highlight is our Tapology program! Led by Alfred Bruce Bradley, SBEV kids learn the basics and move up to advanced levels of tap dancing!

This week’s program highlight is our Tapology program! Led by Alfred Bruce Bradley, SBEV kids learn the basics and move up to advanced levels of tap dancing!

Are you ready for some TACKLE football? Flint Youth Football Club REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register here: https://www.sbev....
03/17/2021

Are you ready for some TACKLE football? Flint Youth Football Club REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register here: https://www.sbev.org/football-registration-form
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Freshmen: 3rd-4th grade, 8-9 years old
Junior Varsity: 5th-6th grade, 10-11 years old
Scholarship and equipment assistance available upon request
*Must be above age by December 1*

Are you ready for some TACKLE football? Flint Youth Football Club REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register here: https://www.sbev.org/football-registration-form
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Freshmen: 3rd-4th grade, 8-9 years old
Junior Varsity: 5th-6th grade, 10-11 years old
Scholarship and equipment assistance available upon request
*Must be above age by December 1*

This week’s program highlight is our skateboarding program!
03/17/2021

This week’s program highlight is our skateboarding program!

This week’s program highlight is our skateboarding program!

Come on out to the ball game! Flint Baseball Club registration is now open! Register here: https://www.sbev.org/baseball...
03/17/2021

Come on out to the ball game! Flint Baseball Club registration is now open! Register here: https://www.sbev.org/baseball-registration-form
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Registration Deadline: April 21st
Season Duration: May 1 - June 26
Tuition: $100
Ages: 4yrs-12yrs

Come on out to the ball game! Flint Baseball Club registration is now open! Register here: https://www.sbev.org/baseball-registration-form
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Registration Deadline: April 21st
Season Duration: May 1 - June 26
Tuition: $100
Ages: 4yrs-12yrs

Grab your bat and glove, FREE Youth Baseball Camp REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW! Registration Deadline: Monday, April 26thEve...
03/17/2021

Grab your bat and glove, FREE Youth Baseball Camp REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 26th
Event Date: Saturday, May 1st
Check-in: 2:30P
Event Time: 3:00P-5:00P
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Registration Link: https://www.sbev.org/baseball-registration-form

Grab your bat and glove, FREE Youth Baseball Camp REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!
Registration Deadline: Monday, April 26th
Event Date: Saturday, May 1st
Check-in: 2:30P
Event Time: 3:00P-5:00P
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Registration Link: https://www.sbev.org/baseball-registration-form

Thank you MLive.com for featuring our event with Mike Kuz & Jon Connor!https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2021/03/flint-ra...
03/16/2021
Flint rapper Jon Connor tells young musicians to use ‘haters’ as fuel toward achieving dreams

Thank you MLive.com for featuring our event with Mike Kuz & Jon Connor!

https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2021/03/flint-rapper-jon-connor-tells-young-musicians-to-use-haters-as-fuel-toward-achieving-dreams.html

More than a dozen Flint and Genesee County teenagers had the opportunity to get a better understanding of what it is like to work in the music industry during a recent question and answer session with Connor and New York-based music producer Mike “Mike Kuz” Kuzoian at the Antidote Studio at the ...

We had a banquet for our 10 years old and under 3 on 3 Basketball League to celebrate the last day of the season!
03/13/2021

We had a banquet for our 10 years old and under 3 on 3 Basketball League to celebrate the last day of the season!

TODAY at 4:00!! Come by for our Village Market Foox Box + PPE Giveaway with Molina Healthcare! FREE Food Box & PPE Givea...
03/11/2021

TODAY at 4:00!! Come by for our Village Market Foox Box + PPE Giveaway with Molina Healthcare!

FREE Food Box & PPE Giveaway // SBEV & Molina Healthcare

TODAY at 4:00!! Come by for our Village Market Foox Box + PPE Giveaway with Molina Healthcare!

FREE Food Box & PPE Giveaway // SBEV & Molina Healthcare

Come by for our FREE Food Box + PPE giveaway with Molina Healthcare TODAY at 4:00 pm! Check out our event: FREE Food Box...
03/11/2021
Local organizations holding food giveaways on March 11th

Come by for our FREE Food Box + PPE giveaway with Molina Healthcare TODAY at 4:00 pm!

Check out our event:
FREE Food Box & PPE Giveaway // SBEV & Molina Healthcare

https://nbc25news.com/news/local/local-organizations-holding-food-giveaways-on-march-11th

Mid-Michigan organizations are holding some food giveaways on Thursday. RELATED LINK:AG Nessel to examine Consumers Energy's request to increase electric rates. East Side Soup Kitchen, Hidden Harvest & Food Bank of Eastern MI. are teaming up to battle food insecurity in Saginaw. There will be a food...

Join us for a Food Box and PPE Giveaway with @molinahealth! The giveaway is tomorrow, March 11th, at 4 pm until supplies...
03/10/2021

Join us for a Food Box and PPE Giveaway with @molinahealth! The giveaway is tomorrow, March 11th, at 4 pm until supplies last. First come, first served! Share with your family, friends, and community members!

Join us for a Food Box and PPE Giveaway with @molinahealth! The giveaway is tomorrow, March 11th, at 4 pm until supplies last. First come, first served! Share with your family, friends, and community members!

Join SBEV and Molina Healthcare for a FREE Food Box Giveaway this Thursday! Molina Healthcare will also be providing Fli...
03/10/2021

Join SBEV and Molina Healthcare for a FREE Food Box Giveaway this Thursday! Molina Healthcare will also be providing Flint families with FREE personal protective equipment (PPE). The giveaway starts at 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 at the SBEV building via curbside pick-up. Quantities are limited, first-come, first-served. We hope to see you all then!

Join SBEV and Molina Healthcare for a FREE Food Box Giveaway this Thursday! Molina Healthcare will also be providing Flint families with FREE personal protective equipment (PPE). The giveaway starts at 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 11th, 2021 at the SBEV building via curbside pick-up. Quantities are limited, first-come, first-served. We hope to see you all then!

Happy International Women’s Day from SBEV! We are proud of the phenomenal women that work at SBEV to build up the dreams...
03/08/2021

Happy International Women’s Day from SBEV! We are proud of the phenomenal women that work at SBEV to build up the dreams of the young girls in our amazing programs!

Happy International Women’s Day from SBEV! We are proud of the phenomenal women that work at SBEV to build up the dreams of the young girls in our amazing programs!

March is Reading Month! Throughout the month we’ll be sharing our students’ favorite books on Fridays!
03/03/2021

March is Reading Month! Throughout the month we’ll be sharing our students’ favorite books on Fridays!

March is Reading Month! Throughout the month we’ll be sharing our students’ favorite books on Fridays!

Thank you MLive.com for covering our partnership with Lyft to provide free rides for Flint residents! https://www.mlive....
03/03/2021
Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village partners with Lyft to provide free rides

Thank you MLive.com for covering our partnership with Lyft to provide free rides for Flint residents!

https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2021/03/sylvester-broome-empowerment-village-partners-with-lyft-to-provide-free-rides.html?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=flintjournal_sf&utm_source=twitter

The Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village has teamed up with the popular ridesharing company Lyft to give Genesee County free rides.

SBEV is teaming up with Lyft to provide free rides to residents of Flint for appointments and grocery shopping! Thank yo...
02/27/2021
Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village teams up with Lyft to give free rides

SBEV is teaming up with Lyft to provide free rides to residents of Flint for appointments and grocery shopping!

Thank you Mid-Michigan NOW for sharing this!

https://nbc25news.com/news/local/sylvester-broome-empowerment-village-teams-up-with-lyft-to-give-free-rides

FLINT, Mich. - If you're in desperate need of a ride to go to doctor's appointments, or even to the grocery store, you're in luck! Right now, Flint's Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village is teaming up with ride-share giant Lyft to get you there. In a post on its page, the organization says....

Need a Lyft to go to an appointment or pick up groceries? Contact us at (810) 701-5783 for more information and to book ...
02/25/2021

Need a Lyft to go to an appointment or pick up groceries? Contact us at (810) 701-5783 for more information and to book free transportation with Lyft!

Need a Lyft to go to an appointment or pick up groceries? Contact us at (810) 701-5783 for more information and to book free transportation with Lyft!

Address

4119 N Saginaw St
Flint, MI
48505

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(810) 893-6098

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SBEV occupies the former George M. Dewey Elementary School, established in September, 1921. The building, soon entering its tenth decade, has seen several changes in ownership over the years. After it ceased operating as a school in 1991, it was purchased by Jobs Central, Inc. (later renamed Career Alliance, Inc.), which specialized in career readiness and job training. The building was renamed the Sylvester Broome Jr. Training and Technology Center (or the Sylvester Broome Center, as it is more popularly known in the Flint community), and opened in 1995. Under Career Alliance, the Broome Center eventually reached 93% occupancy before closing in 2012, in spite of much community effort to spare the programs and keep the building open. The Broome Center then sat empty for approximately three years before being purchased in 2015 by two business owners wishing to invest in north Flint, an area known for its high crime that had seen little redevelopment in at least a decade.

History

In Flint, Michigan, our challenges are many. Ours is a community that is experiencing extreme barriers such as poverty, high infant mortality rates, low graduation rates, high unemployment and extremely high crime rates. Flint’s socio-cultural history, however, is an eventful and colorful one, centered on the automobile industry. Flint is known as the birthplace of General Motors, which was founded in 1908 at Durant-Dort Factory One (originally the Flint Carriage Works, built in 1880), near downtown Flint. North Flint was the original home to the Buick Manufacturing complex built in 1905, later purchased by General Motors soon after its founding. At its peak (ca. 1969), the Flint Buick Manufacturing complex employed around 30,000 Flint workers, thus making it the largest United Auto Workers (UAW) Local in the world. (Flint was also the birthplace of the UAW in 1937, with the infamous Sit-Down Strike.) Buick’s history spanned 95 years in north Flint until Buick closed its Flint operations in 1999. This devastated the economy of Flint and because most residents in north Flint were Buick factory workers who now found themselves unemployed, Flint generally and north Flint specifically was cast into an economic depression. Years later in October, 2015 our aging infrastructure began making international headlines when it was discovered that lead had been leeching into the city’s water supply from April, 2014, when the City of Flint switched its water source from Detroit Water (and Lake Huron) to the Flint River. Because houses in the north Flint zip codes are some of our city’s oldest on the water system grid, their infrastructure was hit the hardest with toxic lead when the appropriate compounds were not properly added to the Flint River water to make it safe for residents’ consumption.

In the heart of this economically hard-hit region of Flint is the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, hereinafter SBEV, which is playing a major role in the transformation of the north Flint Community. SBEV occupies the former George M. Dewey Elementary School, established in September, 1921. The building, soon entering its tenth decade, has seen several changes in ownership over the years. After it ceased operating as a school in 1991, it was purchased by Jobs Central, Inc. (later renamed Career Alliance, Inc.), which specialized in career readiness and job training. The building was renamed the Sylvester Broome Jr. Training and Technology Center (or the Sylvester Broome Center, as it is more popularly known in the Flint community), and opened in 1995. Under Career Alliance, the Broome Center eventually reached 93% occupancy before closing in 2012, in spite of much community effort to spare the programs and keep the building open. The Broome Center then sat empty for approximately three years before being purchased in 2015 by two business owners wishing to invest in north Flint, an area known for its high crime that had seen little redevelopment in at least a decade.

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