Stories of Meaningful Change

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Stories from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

Flint Kids Read: Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Reading plays a tremendous role in child development, and when children are read to consistently in the early years it improves vocabulary…

Learning Together: Mothers and children gain educational and life skills in the Family Literacy…

Carina (not her real name) came to Flint to live with a boyfriend. She had no job, no family support, and no high school degree. She was…

Playing Together: Keep Genesee County Beautiful programs help residents improve and enhance public…

Sarginson City Park was run-down, over-grown, and anything but welcoming. In the past few years, the West Flint Community Watch and South…

Providing Opportunities for Children

Love is a word typically attributed to affection for another person, and this describes the late Dr. Sandra Urquhart Brown. Donald Brown…

Supporting End of Life Care

The hospice movement in Genesee County began in 1980. Carol Sinclair, R.N., a nursing administrator at Crestmont Medical Care Facility in…

Cultivating Beauty

Charred houses, debris-filled basements, and rotting trees filled vacant lots in the Eastside Franklin Park neighborhood for several years…

Empowering Women Survivors

Getting close to nature by digging in the dirt, preparing soil for planting, and watching blooms grow into beautiful flowers can be…

Encouraging Growth

I’Yanna Johnson loves books and wants to be a veterinarian. She’s 14 years old and was recently matched with a Big Sister as part of a…

Flint Lessons Go Nationwide

Imagine a world where all youth are knowledgeable about philanthropy; a world where students are empowered to see their value to society…

Learning Together

With 29% of Genesee County fourth graders reading below Michigan standards, and up to 10% of adult residents reading below optimal levels…