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Helping to meet such basic needs as food, shelter and clothing among struggling residents in Mott’s hometown of Flint, Michigan, is the focus behind $785,000 in Foundation grants to seven local organizations that provide social services assistance.
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Since it was established in 1926, the Mott Foundation has maintained a deep commitment to its hometown of Flint, Michigan. This longstanding support reflects the Foundation’s belief that through involved people partnering with strong organizations, the greater Flint community can face its challenges and create a more vibrant and sustainable future.
This grantmaking, done primarily through the Foundation’s Flint Area program, includes support for educational and cultural programs; economic and downtown development; job training; and emergency and human services.
The city of Flint continues to face a significant public safety challenge. Crime and violence across the city remains disproportionately high, while the city's ongoing budget crisis has caused a severely limited police force. With the technical assistance from the Michigan State University's Department of Criminology, the city of Flint's emergency manager, and a new police chief continue to view public safety as a high priority for the city. This renewal grant will support a sixth year of training, technology system upgrades, technical assistance, and evaluation to assist the city of Flint in implementing important changes in its police department and other public safety functions.
The Flint STRIVE Replication Program provides employment training, job placement, and support services to difficult-to-serve Flint area residents seeking entry-level jobs in a variety of sectors. As a replication of the East Harlem Employment Service's workforce training program, Flint STRIVE prepares participants for the workforce through a 19-day, 130-hour intensive workshop that emphasizes the attitudinal prerequisites for successful entry-level employment. This renewal grant will allow Flint STRIVE to train, graduate, and find employment for approximately 275 new clients in 2015 and provide follow-up services to all existing clients.
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