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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Flint ReCAST mini-grant applications open for 2024
Jan30

Flint ReCAST mini-grant applications open for 2024

By EVM Staff Local nonprofits can now apply for this year’s Flint Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma (ReCAST) mini-grants of $5,000 to $25,000. Flint ReCAST grants are awarded annually and meant to support evidence-based violence prevention and youth engagement programs as well as trauma-informed behavioral health services, according to a City of Flint press release on Jan. 29, 2024. This year’s mini-grant applications...

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Every Flint pregnant mom to receive $1,500, no strings attached, plus $500 per month in “first of its kind” program
Aug04

Every Flint pregnant mom to receive $1,500, no strings attached, plus $500 per month in “first of its kind” program

By Canisha Bell and  Tom Travis Pregnant women in Flint will receive $1,500 each, no strings attached,  through a new program called Rx Kids  announced by the State of Michigan and other partners this week. The program  aims to provide every pregnant person and infant in the city of Flint, no income requirements attached, for food, prenatal care, rent, or whatever they need most. After giving birth, moms also will receive $500 per...

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UM – Flint tenured faculty begin unionization efforts, propelled by governance, pay, work life, university climate concerns
Apr25

UM – Flint tenured faculty begin unionization efforts, propelled by governance, pay, work life, university climate concerns

By Jan Worth-Nelson The tenured and tenure-track faculty at the University of Michigan – Flint (UMF)  have begun efforts to unionize. A group of about 16 organizers have been meeting, circulating information and membership cards, and consulting with eligible colleagues.  The union would be called UMF AFT-AAUP Local 5671 [American Federation of Teachers — American Association of University Professors,  affiliating with a...

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Flint residents can apply for WRAP water bill assistance Thursdays at City Hall
Jan05

Flint residents can apply for WRAP water bill assistance Thursdays at City Hall

By Tom Travis The City of Flint is encouraging Flint residents to apply for the Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP)—a two-year program that provides assistance to eligible, low-income households through water bill credits, arrearage assistance, and water conservation assistance, such as minor plumbing repairs, according to a press release. Representatives from the WRAP program are resuming their normal schedule as of Thursday,...

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“From Crisis to Recovery” and a call for unity, are the themes of Mayor Neeley’s State of the City address
Dec14

“From Crisis to Recovery” and a call for unity, are the themes of Mayor Neeley’s State of the City address

By Paul Rozycki For the first time since the COVID pandemic Mayor Neeley gave his state of the city address to a live audience at the Capitol Theater.  Because of the pandemic the previous two state of the city address were given virtually. He said “I’m excited to share highlights from the past three years, as well as the new direction our administration is engaging to move our community forward.” This slideshow requires JavaScript....

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