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Member News - Nov. 6, 2019
[caption id="attachment_43412" align="alignright" width="150"] Moteez Wilson[/caption] The State Bank welcomes Moteez Wilson as the company’s assistant vice president, CRA relationship officer. Wilson will be responsible for managing and expanding the bank’s CRA commitment to Genesee, Livingston, Oakland and Saginaw counties. She has worked in consumer lending, business banking, branch management and relationship-building. Most recently, Wilson has been working with the… Read More 

YouthQuest Highlights: October 2019
Keeping the Lights On Afterschool As part of the 20th Annual Lights On Afterschool, YouthQuest hosted 12 community events aiming to showcase the impact that afterschool programs have on students, families and their communities. For example, Potter Elementary hosted a Halloween-themed event that had a turnout of 320 students and family members. Staff from YouthQuest and the Flint Community Education… Read More 

Around the World: Students Learn About Holidays in Different Cultures
In the United States, there are a variety of holiday traditions from Thanksgiving to Christmas. To learn about traditions in the U.S. and other countries, YouthQuest students will dive into different cultures in November. “Enrichment is one of the core components of YouthQuest. In November, students are studying holiday traditions around the world,” says Nefertari Jones, program director of YouthQuest.… Read More 

On the Job: Diamond Stocker
For Flushing High School Graduate Diamond Stocker, it was TeenQuest that gave her the confidence to pursue her goals and dreams. “Before TeenQuest, I was naïve and immature,” says Stocker, who worked for the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan through the Summer Youth Initiative, or SYI. “Now, I go for the things that I want to achieve.” One of those… Read More 

Flint Promise Students Reflect on the Transition to College
This year, more than 140 Flint Promise scholars are attending Kettering University, Mott Community College and the University of Michigan-Flint. And for many students, they’re learning just how different college can be from high school. “Professors don’t tell you how much time it will take to study or do a project,” said Blase Haynes, a first-year Flint Promise student at… Read More