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YouthQuest instills literacy skills during National Reading Month
March marks National Reading Month – a month coinciding with Dr. Seuss’s birthday. The month aims to encourage people of all ages to participate in reading. “We support students reading all year long,” says Nefertari Jones, program director of YouthQuest. “However, we’re doubling our efforts during National Reading Month.” Reading is a lifelong skill although, according to statistics from the… Read More 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed Angela Hood-Beaugard, of Flint, to the Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission. Hood-Beaugard, executive director of the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network, was appointed to represent the general public for a term that runs Feb. 18, 2021, to Dec. 15, 2023. 

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Grants helped small businesses to retain 1,138 jobs in Genesee County Today, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce announced that $4.12 million in Michigan Small Business Survival grants were awarded to 291 small businesses in the seven-county Region 6, comprised of Genesee, Shiawassee, Lapeer, Tuscola, Sanilac, St. Clair and Huron counties. Of those, 96 businesses are in Genesee County.… Read More 

Registration underway for Feb. 24 event through Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce (FLINT, Mich. – Feb. 16, 2021) Diversity, equity and inclusion—also known as DEI—is an important topic for business and organizational leaders throughout Flint, Genesee County and beyond. To assist local employers in ensuring that DEI is treated as a top priority in the workplace, the Flint &… Read More 

Photo Credit: Pop Mod Photo
In 2011, Stephanie James was hired as assistant curator and educator for the Mott-Warsh Collection, a privately-owned, publicly shared art collection featuring pieces by artists of the African diaspora and other artists who reflect on it. The collection, which began in 2001, was started when Maryanne Mott and her late husband Herman Warsh had a reaction to the loss of… Read More