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City of FlintCommunity InfoFinancesGrantsLiteracy and EducationNovember 2023
Flint Promise Scholarship Program Moves Into its Fifth Year 
Flint Promise Scholarship Program Moves Into its Fifth Year

Flint Promise Scholarship Program Moves Into its Fifth Year

46 students have graduated debt-free so far thanks to local scholarship program Over the last five years, 46 Flint Promise Scholars graduated from Kettering University, Mott Community College, and University of Michigan-Flint without student loan debt thanks to the...

Community InfoFamilyLiteracy and EducationNovember 2023
FOCOV Welcomes LatinX Center to Flint: Our Community, Our Voice
Empowering Latinx Communities: Mi Bridges Community Navigators at the Latinx Technology and Community Center

Empowering Latinx Communities: Mi Bridges Community Navigators at the Latinx Technology and Community Center

In an increasingly interconnected world, access to essential resources and information is vital for every community. For the Latinx population in the United States, bridging the gap between available services and those who need them has been an ongoing challenge....

Community InfoFamilyLiteracy and EducationNovember 2023
FOCOV Welcomes LatinX Center to Flint: Our Community, Our Voice
Empoderando a las comunidades Latinx: Mis Bridges Community Navigators en la Centro Tecnológico y Comunitario Latinx

Empoderando a las comunidades Latinx: Mis Bridges Community Navigators en la Centro Tecnológico y Comunitario Latinx

En un mundo cada vez más interconectado, el acceso a los recursos y la información esenciales es vital para todas las comunidades. Para la población latina en los Estados Unidos, cerrar la brecha entre los servicios disponibles y aquellos que los necesitan ha sido...

City of FlintCommunity InfoHealth and SafetyLiteracy and EducationNovember 2023
Donates $50,000 and 60 Laptops to Greater Flint Health Coalition
Comcast Donates $50,000 and 60 Laptops to Greater Flint Health Coalition

Comcast Donates $50,000 and 60 Laptops to Greater Flint Health Coalition

Comcast recently announced a donation of $50,000 and 60 laptops to the Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) to help residents in GFHC’s Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) program get and stay connected to the digital world. The grant will be used by...

Community InfoFamilyGovernment and VotingLiteracy and EducationOctober 2023
Kildee Secures $2.3 Million for Child Care in Genesee County
Kildee Secures $2.3 Million for Child Care in Genesee County

Kildee Secures $2.3 Million for Child Care in Genesee County

Congressman Dan Kildee recently announced new federal funds to support high-quality child care for infants and toddlers, ages birth to five, in Genesee County. The $2,396,340 federal grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will support...

Literacy and EducationOctober 2023Small Business
Unlock Your Business Potential with the (SBA) CNPP Program
Latinx Flint: su puerta de entrada al programa piloto Community Navigator de la SBA

Latinx Flint: su puerta de entrada al programa piloto Community Navigator de la SBA

"En el corazón de Flint, Michigan, ha surgido una asociación notable entre la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas, la ciudad de Flint y el centro Latinx y otros socios, una organización comunitaria local comprometida a servir a la comunidad Latinx. A través del...

Culture and LanguageHealth and SafetyJuly 2023Literacy and Education
Breaking Barriers: Interpreters Enhancing Access in Healthcare, Education, and Employment
Breaking Barriers: Interpreters Enhancing Access in Healthcare, Education, and Employment

Breaking Barriers: Interpreters Enhancing Access in Healthcare, Education, and Employment

In our vibrant and culturally diverse society, effective communication plays a pivotal role in ensuring equal access to vital services and opportunities in healthcare, education, and the workforce. Addressing the challenges posed by language barriers, the Latinx...

Culture and LanguageHealth and SafetyJuly 2023Literacy and Education
Breaking Barriers: Interpreters Enhancing Access in Healthcare, Education, and Employment
Rompiendo barreras: Intérpretes mejorando el acceso en salud, educación y empleo

Rompiendo barreras: Intérpretes mejorando el acceso en salud, educación y empleo

En nuestra sociedad vibrante y culturalmente diversa, la comunicación efectiva desempeña un papel fundamental para garantizar un acceso equitativo a servicios vitales y oportunidades en salud, educación y empleo. Abordando los desafíos planteados por las barreras...

Culture and LanguageJuly 2023Literacy and Education
Second Language Class Offerings Open Doors to Global Communication
Las ofertas de clases de segundo idioma abren las puertas a la comunicación global

Las ofertas de clases de segundo idioma abren las puertas a la comunicación global

En un mundo cada vez más interconectado, no se puede subestimar la importancia de aprender un segundo idioma. Al trabajar en el centro Latinx, automáticamente se convierte en parte de la comunidad latinx en Flint. Además, entendemos que jugamos un papel como...

Culture and LanguageJune 2023Literacy and Education
La Importancia de Enseñar a Leer y Escribir Español a sus Hijos
La Importancia de Enseñar a Leer y Escribir Español a sus Hijos

La Importancia de Enseñar a Leer y Escribir Español a sus Hijos

Como padre o madre, usted puede preguntarse si debe leerles a sus hijos en español o en inglés. Es posible que piense que si les lee en español los va a confundir en su aprendizaje del inglés y eso dificultará que aprendan a leer en inglés. También puede pensar que...

Community InfoCulture and LanguageFamilyLiteracy and EducationMay 2023
Parent and Child Together Time: Family Reading and Literacy
Parent and Child Together Time: Family Reading and Literacy

Parent and Child Together Time: Family Reading and Literacy

In the month of March, the Latinx Technology and Community Center hosted a Parent and Child Together Learning community read event. This event showed to be a wonderful opportunity for families to come together and share in the joy of reading. During the event there...

Community InfoCulture and LanguageFamilyLiteracy and EducationMay 2023
Parent and Child Together Time: Family Reading and Literacy
Tiempo Juntos de Padres e Hijos: Lectura y Alfabetización en Familia

Tiempo Juntos de Padres e Hijos: Lectura y Alfabetización en Familia

En el mes de marzo, el Centro Comunitario y de Tecnología Latinx organizó un evento de lectura comunitaria de Aprendizaje Juntos para Padres e Hijos. Este evento demostró ser una maravillosa oportunidad para que las familias se reunieran y compartieran la alegría...

April 2023Community InfoCulture and LanguageLiteracy and Education
La Importancia de Enseñar a Leer y Escribir Español a sus Hijos
La Importancia de Enseñar a Leer y Escribir Español a sus Hijos

La Importancia de Enseñar a Leer y Escribir Español a sus Hijos

Como padre o madre, usted puede preguntarse si debe leerles a sus hijos en español o en inglés. Es posible que piense que si les lee en español los va a confundir en su aprendizaje del inglés y eso dificultará que aprendan a leer en inglés. También puede pensar que...

City of FlintCommunity InfoDecember 2022Government and VotingLiteracy and Education
New Leadership Team Likely to Take Shape on Flint Education Board Following Sweep of Four Incumbents
New Leadership Team Likely to Take Shape on Flint Education Board Following Sweep of Four Incumbents

New Leadership Team Likely to Take Shape on Flint Education Board Following Sweep of Four Incumbents

"You don't get to be disciplined; you get to be voted out." – Karen Christian, president, United Teachers of Flint, admonishing the errant behaviors of Flint school board members, Sept. 21, 2022 And so, it came to be in the Nov. 8 general election that four...

June 2022Literacy and EducationPositive MessagesRecognition
Flint: One of Best Places to Live?
City Hall Celebration Honors the “Heroines and Humanitarians” of Flint

City Hall Celebration Honors the “Heroines and Humanitarians” of Flint

It’s been a long and winding road, but the sculptured busts of the six women honored as “Heroines and Humanitarians” have now found their way to a permanent home in the Flint City Hall. In a well-attended ceremony at Flint City Hall on April 28, the statues of...

City of FlintCommunity InfoLiteracy and EducationOctober 2021
Flint Public Library Open @ Courtland Center
Flint Public Library @ Courtland Center Is Open Now… but Closing in November

Flint Public Library @ Courtland Center Is Open Now… but Closing in November

You can browse books and movies, use public computers, research genealogy and use our reference materials. You'll find our temporary location at Courtland Center (4190 E. Court St., Burton). Visitors should use the main entrance (Entrance A) and then look for the...

August 2021Community InfoLiteracy and EducationMott Community College
The Lenore Croudy Family Life Center at Mott Community College To Officially Open August 21, 2021
The Lenore Croudy Family Life Center at Mott Community College To Officially Open August 21, 2021

The Lenore Croudy Family Life Center at Mott Community College To Officially Open August 21, 2021

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 will be a special day for our community as Mott Community College officially opens the doors of the new Lenore Croudy Family Life Center on its main campus in the City of Flint (inside the historic former Woodside Church designed by...

April 2021Community InfoLiteracy and Education
Over 200,000 Books distributed through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Flint Kids
Over 200,000 Books distributed through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Flint Kids

Over 200,000 Books distributed through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Flint Kids

The water crisis and the pandemic have changed so many things in life, but if your child is enrolled in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the program for children from birth to their 5th birthday, the monthly arrival of a book in the mailbox is one thing Flint...

April 2021Community InfoLiteracy and Education
Habitat for Humanity’s LISC Financial Opportunity Center Good Neighbor Grant Award
Habitat for Humanity’s LISC Financial Opportunity Center Good Neighbor Grant Award

Habitat for Humanity’s LISC Financial Opportunity Center Good Neighbor Grant Award

Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with LISC, operates the LISC Financial Opportunity Center (FOC), where Genesee County residents can receive financial coaching free of charge. Heston and Celeste discovered the FOC while attending a Show Me the...

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