For his efforts defending black citizens in white-dominated South Africa, Albie Sachs was jailed, exiled and maimed in a car bomb. Undaunted, Sachs continued to work with African National Congress leaders to topple apartheid. He speaks about the successful struggle and his friendship with Nelson Mandela on June 4 in Flint.
In this video slideshow, two young community leaders with the Detroit-based Harriett Tubman Center – a Mott grantee – share their thoughts about engaging area residents in creating sustainable community improvements.
For 17 summers, the Mott Foundation has supported a jobs program linking Flint and Genesee County teens with a productive work experience. This year, a grant of $825,000 to the Genesee Area Focus Fund will enable more than 400 young people to prepare for and connect with job opportunities.
Focus: HOPE has worked to fuel positive social and economic change in Detroit since 1968. Mott recently made a $750,000 grant to the organization.
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