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Learn more about what is happening with Active Communities in the following news articles.

Keeping Residents Safe With The Traffic Taming Task Force

After a concerning number of cars speeding down Dexter St., on the city’s East-side, Kate Cole knew she had to do something for the safety of her neighborhood. “Kids and pedestrians were at risk.”, said Kate Cole, resident leader of the Traffic Taming Task Force, which is a grassroots effort to reduce traffic speeds in […]

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Creating Opportunity By Advocating For Policy That Supports Health Equity, Creating Built Environmental Change & Activating Neighborhood Leadership

Through our work, we have realized that not all communities and neighborhoods are built the same or offer the same equitable access to healthy activities. Active Communities Program Director Theresa Roach often explains that, “The environment where someone lives has to be conducive to living a healthy lifestyle. If people don’t feel safe walking or […]

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Community Roots presents THE VENT – Courageous Conversation on Race, Racism, and Radical Change. These events will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 5-7 pm at Dewey Park as well as Monday, September 21, 2020 from 5-7pm at Whaley Park. The Vent is Sponsored by Urban Transformation Development, Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, Community […]

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Flint Residents Seek To Slow Traffic In Their Neighborhoods

Media Contact: Theresa Roach Active Communities Manager 810-235-7894 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Oct. 21   FLINT RESIDENTS SEEK TO SLOW TRAFFIC IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS The Traffic Taming Task Force Launches Flint Driving Change Awareness Campaign   (FLINT, MI) – A group of motivated Flint residents have partnered with Flint Neighborhood United, Neighborhood Engagement […]

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General Motors Flint Tool And Die, UAW Local 659, Build Benches For Students At Pierce Elementary School

Media Contact: Theresa Roach Active Communities Manager 810-235-7894 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2019   GENERAL MOTORS FLINT TOOL AND DIE, UAW LOCAL 659, BUILD BENCHES FOR STUDENTS AT PIERCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL   (FLINT, MI) – Through a partnership with the Crim Fitness Foundation, skilled tradespeople from General Motors Flint Tool and Die, […]

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America Walks: Safe Systems for Safer Streets

Pilot Program Yields Positive Results America Walks is deeply troubled by the sharp increase in pedestrian fatalities over the last decade. Last year, 6,227 pedestrians were killed. This was up from almost 6,000 in 2017 and the largest number since 1990. Seniors, people of color and low-income individuals are at greatest risk – over twice […]

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The Safe Routes To School Program Is Hitting Swartz Creek Area

The Swartz Creek Board of Education and City Council approved a partnership with the Crim Fitness Foundation to implement the Safe Routes to School program. The Active Communities program department is looking to obtain a $600,000 grant to pay for infrastructure, such as a walkway near Elms Road elementary, crosswalks where needed, and a bridge […]

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Crim Fitness Foundation, Local Cycling Organizations Celebrate National Bicycling Month, Introduce New Flint Cycle Fest

For Immediate Release 10 A.M. Thursday, May 2 Media contact: Andrew Younger, Race Director, Crim Fitness Foundation 810-235-3579 Crim Fitness Foundation, Local Cycling Organizations Celebrate National Bicycling Month, Introduce New Flint Cycle Fest The Crim Fitness Foundation, in collaboration with Social Cycling Flint, Flint River Watershed Coalition, Recycle Bike Shop and other local bicycling and […]

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Flint Residents are Invited to the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Visioning Session Session on Thursday, November 8

(FLINT, MI) – The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) and its partners are wanting to hear the perspective from Flint residents and community members to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism, what progress may already be underway, and the allies that […]

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Crim Receives Grant to Support Safe & Active Communities Work in North Flint

The Crim Fitness Foundation is excited to announce that its Active Communities team has received $49,120 from the Ruth Mott Foundation to support safe and active communities work in north Flint now through April 2019. The grant will support Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design assessments at schools and neighborhood centers, programming and event technical assistance […]

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