We focus on the key priorities identified by north Flint residents.

We held a series of community forums that engaged hundreds of north Flint residents to help us understand their priorities. Based on that input, proposals for grants or impact investments must address Youth, Public Safety, Economic Opportunity, or Neighborhoods — and specifically the themes within them that residents identified as most important.

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  • Youth development programs outside of school hours
  • Job training/ employment


**Two-generation approaches, when applicable

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Public Safety
  • Blight elimination
  • Resident engagement
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Economic Opportunity
  • Small business supports
  • Job training
  • Returning citizen supports
Berston Field House, a north Flint neighborhood hub
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  • Neighborhood hubs
  • Neighborhood engagement supports
  • Housing

Racial Equity at the Center

We see a need within these four priority areas to close racial disparities, which is critically important to our community.

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We heard:

Youth matter

North Flint needs out-of-school programs for young people (including arts, sports, and mentors).

Public safety matters

Cleaning up blight and resident engagement will help make north Flint safe.

Economic opportunity matters

Small local businesses, job training, and programs for returning citizens will help north Flint succeed.

Neighborhoods matter

People in north Flint value community centers as places to access services, learn, and have fun. Neighborhood involvement and good housing are important, too.