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With many Genesee County residents struggling to meet their most basic needs, the Mott Foundation has made a total of $600,000 in grants to help area families obtain food, shelter and other services this winter.
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Arts Education in Michigan: Fostering Creativity and Innovation
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.
This grant provides general purposes funding for operations of the Greater Flint Arts Council, an independent agency which supports local artists and arts patrons through several programs including festivals and events. With a goal of being a catalyst for increased artistic and cultural programs for Flint's ethnically diverse community, the Greater Flint Arts Council enriches the community with an array of culturally diverse services, educational programs, publications, and events.
Genesee County Parks & Recreation Commission has been dedicated to providing all the residents of Genesee County with affordable, quality recreational and educational facilities. The Genesee County parks are widely utilized as accessible and inexpensive recreational and outdoor opportunities for local residents, and attendance in most facilities has either held constant or increased despite the recent critical economic conditions. This grant will enable the grantee to continue regular operation and maintenance of county park facilities, current levels of programming, and outreach and community engagement efforts.
East Harlem Employment Service's STRIVE program provides employment training, placement, and support to inner-city residents seeking private sector jobs. STRIVE prepares participants for the workforce through a demanding three-week workshop which focuses on the attitudinal prerequisites for successful entry-level employment. Replication of the STRIVE program in Flint is one of three grants in the Flint Workforce Development cluster.
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