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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.
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.
This grant provides general support for operations of the Greater Flint Arts Council, an independent agency providing support to local artists and services to supporters of the arts throughout greater Flint. 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.
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.
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