Community Enrichment Center 

The Christ Enrichment Center, Inc. Endowment Fund I provides support to Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministries for general operations and to Communities First, Inc. for support of the Community Enrichment Center.

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Organization Background: Communities First, Inc.’s (CFI) efforts to build healthy, vibrant communities center on equitable real estate development, engaged communities and economic mobility. The Community Enrichment Center (CEC), located at 322 E Hamilton Avenue in Flint, is an embodiment of this holistic model. The historic facility will include on-site resources and programming that respond to various aspects of community members health and wealth.

Once fully renovated, the CEC will feature a large and small auditorium, learning lab, library, childcare center, flexible meeting spaces and leasable offices, in addition to a gymnasium, dance room, classrooms and recently completed commercial community kitchen.

Using a multigenerational model, Communities First, Inc. envisions the CEC offering co-occurring resources and fun programs for youth, adults and the whole family. CFI has experience with diverse programming from financial empowerment, and assistance for small business to environmental education, and arts and culture immersion. By working with like-minded organizations and community partners, CFI is excited to enhance the thousands of square feet in this facility. Together, the collaborating partners at the CEC can create greater capacity for community members as they work toward their personal and professional goals.

With amenities that respond directly to community members greatest interests and needs, the Community Enrichment Center will help empower people and build community.