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Helping to meet such basic needs as food, shelter and clothing among struggling residents in Mott’s hometown of Flint, Mich., 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 renewal grant provides support to Mott Community College for the Teen Creating Economic Opportunity Initiative, which offers a seven-week entrepreneurial learning and leadership experience for 45 disadvantaged youth between the ages of 14-18. The objectives of the program are to: 1) provide participants with the competencies needed to operate a business, including business plan development; 2) offer youth additional skill-building opportunities through mentorships and job shadowing; 3) help students develop a Higher Education Career Pathway plan; and 4) pilot a special program track dedicated to encouraging entrepreneurship around applied technology and manufacturing. Upon completion, fifteen participants will be eligible to receive $1,000 of venture capital seed money to launch their enterprise.
This grant will enable the staff of Mott Middle/Early College High School to continue its replication and research efforts. As an early adapter of the middle/early college high school model, Mott Community College is entering into its 27th year of exploration, implementation, and research of this blended secondary and postsecondary design. Through a partnership with the Michigan Department of Education, Mott Middle/Early College High School administrative staff will direct the Center for Middle and Early Colleges, which provides technical assistance for 45 middle/early college high schools in Michigan and operates as a hub for national dissemination of progress in the development of middle and early colleges.
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