Passed over by state in December, Flint public schools seek debt relief
Feb12

Passed over by state in December, Flint public schools seek debt relief

By Harold C. Ford  “Change must happen in Flint Community Schools, but we cannot do it alone.” – Kevelin Jones, superintendent, Flint Community Schools, Jan. 26, 2024 press statement Six financially distressed school systems in Michigan stand to benefit from debt relief legislation passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in December 2023, but Flint Community Schools (FCS) is not among them. ...

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Rep. Dan Kildee announced as next leader of Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Feb09

Rep. Dan Kildee announced as next leader of Community Foundation of Greater Flint

By Kate Stockrahm The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) announced today the selection of soon-to-be-retired U.S. Representative Dan Kildee as its next president and CEO. In a press release on Feb. 9, 2024, CFGF noted that Kildee’s selection followed “an extensive search process,” and he was chosen “given his proven record in significant leadership roles in government and non-profit sectors.”...

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Catholic Charities receives $500k grant to support bungalow development for unhoused veterans in Flint
Feb08

Catholic Charities receives $500k grant to support bungalow development for unhoused veterans in Flint

By Kate Stockrahm Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties has received a $500,000 grant from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation to support the creation of a housing development for local veterans. The overall $3.5 million development, called Sacred Heart Village, will serve as transitional housing for area veterans. It promises trauma-informed design, like clear lines of sight, no shared walls, and a bathroom door that...

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Genesee Health Plan, Huntington Bank to provide free financial literacy classes
Feb03

Genesee Health Plan, Huntington Bank to provide free financial literacy classes

By EVM Staff Genesee Health Plan (GHP) will provide two free financial literacy classes with Huntington Bank through its emPOWER Genesee program this month. The first class, “Recovering from the Holidays” will take place on Thursday, Feb. 8. The second, “Getting your Debt in Check,” will take place the following Thursday, Feb. 15. Both classes are scheduled for noon at the GHP office, located at 2171 S. Linden...

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The East Village Magazine – January / February 2024
Feb02

The East Village Magazine – January / February 2024

The latest edition of The East Village Magazine is available for download and viewing here: View...

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City of Flint to offer cash for guns at buyback event while state police work on destruction solution
Feb02

City of Flint to offer cash for guns at buyback event while state police work on destruction solution

By Kate Stockrahm The City of Flint Police Department will offer residents cash for guns turned in during a gun bounty event on Feb. 3, 2024. The buyback, which will take place from 12 to 5 p.m. at Cathedral of Faith Church, is the first the city will host since a New York Times investigation found that some companies contracted to destroy guns after such events end up destroying just the regulated segments of the firearms and selling...

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