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 par

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 par

Operating as usual

07/01/2021

One of the coolest sessions of camp with @flintsoapbox! The kids are learning how to build the solar-powered cars on a smaller scale before they move to the full-size cars!
#sbevflint #soapboxderby #flintsoapbox #summer #solarpower

Join us tomorrow at 4P to get your FREE FRESH FOOD, VEGETABLES, AND WATER as we host a soft opening of our new Food & Wa...
07/01/2021

Join us tomorrow at 4P to get your FREE FRESH FOOD, VEGETABLES, AND WATER as we host a soft opening of our new Food & Water Box space with @thrivemarket, @501cthree, and @4kindhumans!

#sbevflint #flintmichigan #thrivemarket #501CTHREE #kindhumans #community #love #family #healthylifestyle

Join us tomorrow at 4P to get your FREE FRESH FOOD, VEGETABLES, AND WATER as we host a soft opening of our new Food & Water Box space with @thrivemarket, @501cthree, and @4kindhumans!

#sbevflint #flintmichigan #thrivemarket #501CTHREE #kindhumans #community #love #family #healthylifestyle

Join us tomorrow at 4PM, as we soft launch our new FREE FOOD & WATER GIVEAWAY storefront space, The Village Market Food ...
06/30/2021

Join us tomorrow at 4PM, as we soft launch our new FREE FOOD & WATER GIVEAWAY storefront space, The Village Market Food Box! We are excited for this new community asset as we partner with Thrive Market, 501CTHREE, and Kindhumans to impact our community through providing fresh fruits, vegetables, and other cooking essentials.
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For more information, email us: [email protected]
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#sbevflint #thrivemarket #501CTHREE #kindhumans #flintmichigan #community #love #nutrition #healthylifestyle #healthyeating

Join us tomorrow at 4PM, as we soft launch our new FREE FOOD & WATER GIVEAWAY storefront space, The Village Market Food Box! We are excited for this new community asset as we partner with Thrive Market, 501CTHREE, and Kindhumans to impact our community through providing fresh fruits, vegetables, and other cooking essentials.
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For more information, email us: [email protected]
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#sbevflint #thrivemarket #501CTHREE #kindhumans #flintmichigan #community #love #nutrition #healthylifestyle #healthyeating

We’re at the @rocketclassic at the @detroitgolfclub, where Flint’s own @williemack3 tees off on Thursday!#restoreflintsp...
06/29/2021

We’re at the @rocketclassic at the @detroitgolfclub, where Flint’s own @williemack3 tees off on Thursday!
#restoreflintsports #sbevflint #flintmichigan #detroit #golf

We’re at the @rocketclassic at the @detroitgolfclub, where Flint’s own @williemack3 tees off on Thursday!
#restoreflintsports #sbevflint #flintmichigan #detroit #golf

Special thanks to @sugarsugar_cottoncandy for coming to Summer Camp today!#summerfun #flintmichigan #cottoncandy #commun...
06/28/2021

Special thanks to @sugarsugar_cottoncandy for coming to Summer Camp today!
#summerfun #flintmichigan #cottoncandy #community #love

Special thanks to @sugarsugar_cottoncandy for coming to Summer Camp today!
#summerfun #flintmichigan #cottoncandy #community #love

06/26/2021

Our 8th episode begins our "Motivated to Dream Big" Series. Coach sits down with two Flint basketball legends, Antonio Smith + Luke Lloyd. They discuss The Gus Macker, their mentors, their playing experiences, and more!

New episodes every Saturday

https://open.spotify.com/show/6tyWz3yVgaE1ua6ki2KaEA
Series: Motivated to Dream Big
Episode 8: Flint, Basketball, and the Future
Host: Program Director of SBEV, "Coach" Linnell Jones
Guests: Antonio Smith + Luke Lloyd @dribblesticknation @dribblesticktraining

Now Hiring Youth Baseball Coaches:SBEV Baseball is currently looking for youth baseball coaches for our Summer baseball ...
06/24/2021

Now Hiring Youth Baseball Coaches:

SBEV Baseball is currently looking for youth baseball coaches for our Summer baseball league.
- Must have knowledge of the game and a genuine desire to make an impact in the lives of Flint city youth.
- Season runs from July 10th to August 14th.
- Must be available 2 to 3 evenings per week.
- Must be able to pass background check.
- Contact SBEV Baseball Director Joe Byrd ([email protected]) for more information & to set up an interview.
#restoreflintsports #sbevathletics #sbevbaseball #flintmichigan #baseball #homerun

Now Hiring Youth Baseball Coaches:

SBEV Baseball is currently looking for youth baseball coaches for our Summer baseball league.
- Must have knowledge of the game and a genuine desire to make an impact in the lives of Flint city youth.
- Season runs from July 10th to August 14th.
- Must be available 2 to 3 evenings per week.
- Must be able to pass background check.
- Contact SBEV Baseball Director Joe Byrd ([email protected]) for more information & to set up an interview.
#restoreflintsports #sbevathletics #sbevbaseball #flintmichigan #baseball #homerun

Summer Sports Camps at The Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village are underway! Follow the link to register for one or ALL...
06/24/2021

Summer Sports Camps at The Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village are underway! Follow the link to register for one or ALL of the camps: https://www.sbev.org/sports-overview
Questions? More info? E-mail us: [email protected]
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#restoreflintsports #sbevathletics #flintmichigan #sbevfootball #sbevbaseball #sbevvolleyball #sbevsoccer #football #baseball #soccer #volleyball

Congratulations to our friends Jiquanda Johnson and Jamal Bransford at Flint Beat for winning the first of many Internat...
06/22/2021

Congratulations to our friends Jiquanda Johnson and Jamal Bransford at Flint Beat for winning the first of many International Emmy Awards for their production, "Everyday Is Different," about Flint Kids and the struggle during COVID.
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Read the full story here: https://flintbeat.com/flint-beat-wins-its-first-emmy/
Watch "Everyday Is Different": https://youtu.be/disdCU37kAY

Congratulations to our friends Jiquanda Johnson and Jamal Bransford at Flint Beat for winning the first of many International Emmy Awards for their production, "Everyday Is Different," about Flint Kids and the struggle during COVID.
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Read the full story here: https://flintbeat.com/flint-beat-wins-its-first-emmy/
Watch "Everyday Is Different": https://youtu.be/disdCU37kAY

06/21/2021

Opening words from @nba Legend, @the_original_crossover_king, Tim Hardaway at the Jaire Grayer Shooting Clinic with Morris Peterson presented by Fresh Flint!
#restoreflintsports #sbevathletics #sbevbasketball #flintmichigan #basketball

Guitar, both electric and acoustic, lessons at The Summer Camp of Dreams are off to a great start. The kids learned abou...
06/17/2021

Guitar, both electric and acoustic, lessons at The Summer Camp of Dreams are off to a great start. The kids learned about the chords, tuning, strumming, and many other basics of their instruments today!
#sbevflint #music #guitar #flintmichigan

Guitar, both electric and acoustic, lessons at The Summer Camp of Dreams are off to a great start. The kids learned about the chords, tuning, strumming, and many other basics of their instruments today!
#sbevflint #music #guitar #flintmichigan

810 Flintstones Contact Football Registration is now open! Visit the ‘Football’ page on our website to sign-up now, dead...
06/16/2021

810 Flintstones Contact Football Registration is now open! Visit the ‘Football’ page on our website to sign-up now, deadline is August 1st!

#restoreflintsports #sbevathletics #sbevfootball #flintmichigan #football

810 Flintstones Contact Football Registration is now open! Visit the ‘Football’ page on our website to sign-up now, deadline is August 1st!

#restoreflintsports #sbevathletics #sbevfootball #flintmichigan #football

Our kids are making plays and being the change! Our 7V7 Football team got better every time they stepped on the field, a...
06/16/2021

Our kids are making plays and being the change! Our 7V7 Football team got better every time they stepped on the field, as they prepare for the summer league and contact football at SBEV. Click the link in our bio to sign up now!

#restoreflintsports #sbevathletics #sbevfootball #flintmichigan #football

Our Flint Youth Baseball League tees off July 10th, sign-up now for your chance to knock it out the park! Register here:...
06/15/2021

Our Flint Youth Baseball League tees off July 10th, sign-up now for your chance to knock it out the park! Register here: https://www.sbev.org/baseball-registration-form
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Thanks to Brand It Printing and Graphics for supporting our Flint Youth Baseball uniforms this season!
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#restoreflintsports #flintmichigan #sbevathletics #baseball

Our Flint Youth Baseball League tees off July 10th, sign-up now for your chance to knock it out the park! Register here: https://www.sbev.org/baseball-registration-form
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Thanks to Brand It Printing and Graphics for supporting our Flint Youth Baseball uniforms this season!
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#restoreflintsports #flintmichigan #sbevathletics #baseball

06/14/2021

Wanna know if our programming is fun Take it from Katie, a high school freshman who is attending our summer camp, right now!

To learn more about our camps and after school programming, go to sbev.org

#summercamp #afterschool #nonprofit #dreambig #impacttheworld #athletics #academics #arts #flintmichigan #flint

06/14/2021

Our 6th podcast pays tribute to the late Bernard Terry. He was a local icon who has influenced so many of us in so many different ways. He has left a legacy and an impact so vast, he is the definition of a mentor and so much more.

New episodes every Saturday!
https://open.spotify.com/show/6tyWz3yVgaE1ua6ki2KaEA

Series: SBEV-(Y)
Episode 6: Tribute to Bernard Terry
Host: Program Director of SBEV, "Coach" Linnell Jones
Guest: Nygee A. Gant, Pharlon Randle and Mark Taylor of BANGTOWN Productions & Recordings

Check out our spot on Mid-Michigan NOW and go to sbev.org to enroll in our summer camp and summer sports camps as well!
06/03/2021
Summer camps are back in session for kids

Check out our spot on Mid-Michigan NOW and go to sbev.org to enroll in our summer camp and summer sports camps as well!

FLINT, Mich. - Summer 2021 is looking more normal for many Michiganders. With more and more restrictions being lifted in the state, people are starting to resume activities. One of those activities includes summer camps for kids. READ MORE: CDC issues new guidance for summer camps after teens become...

Check out our summer sports camps coming in June + July!!🏐⚾️⚽️🏐⚾️⚽️🏐⚽️⚽️ Visit sbev.org to register and navigate to form...
06/02/2021

Check out our summer sports camps coming in June + July!!
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Visit sbev.org to register and navigate to forms in the drop down menu.

Happy Memorial Day from SBEV! Enjoy this beautiful day and remember to give thanks to those who have sacrificed. #happym...
05/31/2021

Happy Memorial Day from SBEV!
Enjoy this beautiful day and remember to give thanks to those who have sacrificed.

#happymemorialday #gonebutneverforgotten
#sbevflint
#flintmi

Happy Memorial Day from SBEV!
Enjoy this beautiful day and remember to give thanks to those who have sacrificed.

#happymemorialday #gonebutneverforgotten
#sbevflint
#flintmi

05/28/2021

NEW PODCAST EPISODE ALERT!

Listen on Spotify and WFLT 1420 AM Radio (every Saturday @ 11am) right here in flint!

New episodes every Saturday!
https://open.spotify.com/show/6tyWz3yVgaE1ua6ki2KaEA...

Series: SBEV-(Y)
Episode 4: SBEV Art
Host: Program Director of SBEV, "Coach" Linnell Jones
Guest: Art Instructor, Martin Turner & Mentor, Antonio Smith
SBEV Art Instructor, Martin Turner and special guest/mentor + former MSU basketball superstar Antonio Smith share their Y. Y is art so integral to youth, Y do we focus so heavily on it, and what is the outlook of art and SBEV's programming.

We're FIRED UP to bring the Gus Macker back to the City of Flint this summer! REGISTER HERE: https://www.macker.com/loca...
05/28/2021
Gus Macker tournament returns to Flint for first time in nearly 20 years

We're FIRED UP to bring the Gus Macker back to the City of Flint this summer! REGISTER HERE: https://www.macker.com/local/flint-mi-1?fbclid=IwAR00osiCwv_nq3oZ-t1NstGaRPKGJ0vR7SI-YiYaX96uQU-lDx9PPNE9iMs
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#returnofthemack #restoreflintsports #flintmichigan #sbevflint
READ: https://www.mlive.com/news/flint/2021/05/gus-macker-tournament-returns-to-flint-for-first-time-in-nearly-20-years.html?outputType=amp&fbclid=IwAR2VYxXvMkTw3DCv0VtwFAUhRGc5iXuReYSibgk-u9SFvxwvj0EcJzVDmbs

The 3-on-3 basketball tournament returns to the city in September after about 20 years, in cooperation with the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village (SBEV) and the Flint Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village is proud to be a part of this project that is an on-going effort to beautify the ci...
05/20/2021
The Flint Public Art Project Receiving A $50,000 Grant

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village is proud to be a part of this project that is an on-going effort to beautify the city of Flint!

Flint Public Art Project + The What’s Up Downtown Project

The Flint Public Art Project is getting a $50k grant to continue their work in Flint from the National Endowment For The Arts.

Meet Victoria, she is 14 years old and loves classical music! So far she is learning piano and taking private violin les...
05/20/2021

Meet Victoria, she is 14 years old and loves classical music! So far she is learning piano and taking private violin lessons with Sphinx Organization, she just signed up for private cello lessons with Flint Institute of Music at SBEV, she is catching on very well!
#sbevflint #sbevmusic #flintmichigan #community #love

Meet Victoria, she is 14 years old and loves classical music! So far she is learning piano and taking private violin lessons with Sphinx Organization, she just signed up for private cello lessons with Flint Institute of Music at SBEV, she is catching on very well!
#sbevflint #sbevmusic #flintmichigan #community #love

Congratulations to our friends at @flintbeat and their THREE #EmmyAward nominations!#flintbeat #sbevflint #flintmichigan...
05/19/2021

Congratulations to our friends at @flintbeat and their THREE #EmmyAward nominations!
#flintbeat #sbevflint #flintmichigan #community #love

Congratulations to our friends at @flintbeat and their THREE #EmmyAward nominations!
#flintbeat #sbevflint #flintmichigan #community #love

THERE'S STILL TIME TO REGISTER!Our Summer Camp is right around the corner, it's in person and it’s FREE. We are still fo...
05/19/2021

THERE'S STILL TIME TO REGISTER!
Our Summer Camp is right around the corner, it's in person and it’s FREE.
We are still following CDC guidelines and will update as things progress.
Register Here: https://www.sbev.org/summer-camp

THERE'S STILL TIME TO REGISTER!
Our Summer Camp is right around the corner, it's in person and it’s FREE.
We are still following CDC guidelines and will update as things progress.
Register Here: https://www.sbev.org/summer-camp

05/13/2021

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

SBEV now has a podcast!
Listen on Spotify and WFLT 1420 AM Radio, right here in flint!
New episodes every Saturday!

https://open.spotify.com/show/6tyWz3yVgaE1ua6ki2KaEA?si=KjPbqSSZRMy_GAeXsjHDiQ

Series: SBEV-(Y)
Episode 1: "We're Not Basic"

Host: Program Director of SBEV, "Coach" Linnell Jones
Guest: Executive Director of SBEV, Maryum Rasool

Maryum discusses her "Why?" in this episode of SBEV Podcast. Find out why she is here, what motivates her to keep SBEV and the families of Flint moving forward. You're going to want to listen to this one!

We're Live!Our Summer Camp is right around the corner, it's in person and it’s FREE. We are still following CDC guidelin...
05/11/2021

We're Live!

Our Summer Camp is right around the corner, it's in person and it’s FREE.

We are still following CDC guidelines and will update as things progress.

Register Here: https://www.sbev.org/summer-camp

We're Live!

Our Summer Camp is right around the corner, it's in person and it’s FREE.

We are still following CDC guidelines and will update as things progress.

Register Here: https://www.sbev.org/summer-camp

05/10/2021

Save The Date!

Our Summer Camp is right around the corner, and it's in person! Be sure to keep an eye out for when registration opens!

We are still following CDC guidelines and will update as we progress.

In the meantime, check out all the programs we offer right now: https://www.sbev.org/education
https://www.sbev.org/mentoring

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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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

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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

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(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.

Nearby government services