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Arts Education in Michigan: Fostering Creativity and Innovation
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.
This grant to the United Way of Genesee County will support the Flint National Service Accelerator Initiative which began in 2011. Originally housed at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint, the initiative has leveraged more than $1.5 million in local and federal dollars to increase the number of national service members providing direct service and capacity-building personnel to Flint area organizations. Additionally, the Flint National Service Accelerator Initiative assists area groups with application preparation for national service programs, program implementation and reporting, and professional development for members. Grant funds support a civic engagement manager to carry out this work.
This renewal grant will provide partial funding to the Greater Flint Health Coalition for the Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities Program. The goal of the project is to create sustainable employment opportunities and promote career advancement for residents of Flint and Genesee County within the healthcare field. Participants receive industry-focused life skills and career-readiness training, occupational instruction, case management, and supportive services as well as job development assistance. The Greater Flint Health Coalition regularly convenes healthcare sector employers to assess and implement solutions to meet the employment needs of the sector.
This grant will provide support to Mott Community College for the FABLAB for the Community, a workspace designed to support creativity and innovation, and provide access to sophisticated equipment at a reasonable cost to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Users are able to utilize the facility and transform their business ideas into marketable products. The goal of the project is to expand the capacity of the FABLAB for The Community to serve more residents and businesses in the Flint community and across the region.
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