The story of how Anne Maxwell beat cancer and went on to run the Crim At the age of 24, Anne Maxwell heard the words that no young person expects and all of us dread–you have cancer. Anne had been having pain in her right leg for months. Steroid shots didn’t work. Finally, a scan […]

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Crowded school hallways filled with students laughing, shouting and the sound of old metal locker doors slamming make Maggie Miller feel right at home. Maggie, an AmeriCorps service member at Flint Sourthwestern Academy, began her journey in education in 1981 as a paraprofessional. She never imagined she would return after retirement as an AmeriCorps member […]

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Students like Antonio, a 5th grader at Durant Tuuri Mott Elementary School (DTM), are finding focus, comfort, and space to grow through the practice of mindfulness. Watch this video to hear from Antonio and DTM Math and Literacy Intervention Specialist, Jennifer Purman on the benefits of mindfulness in Flint schools. In addition to physical activity and […]

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A walk through Edna Sabucco’s neighborhood on the east side of Flint is not unlike others – children riding bikes, neighbors raking leaves and the occasional vacant lot. Now, it will include the smell of fresh fruit. Edna and the Eastside Franklin Park Neighborhood Association spent the last two years working to transform nine vacant lots […]

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Inspiring students to be more active and eat healthy sounds like a dream job to many of us. To Psalm Bingham, coach and nutrition coordinator at the Crim Fitness Foundation, it’s part of what she does every day. Psalm coaches cheerleading, basketball, volleyball and other sports as well as teaches nutrition to K-5 students at […]

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For thousands of children right here in our community, walking and biking to school isn’t as simple — or safe — as it once was. But Freeman Elementary School parent Becca Robertson is working hard to change that. Becca, known as Ms Becca in the neighborhood, works with the Crim Fitness Foundation’s Safe Routes to School […]

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Jim Wilcox ran his first Crim 10 mile race 24 years ago when he was just 14. And by this high school math teacher’s calculation, when he reaches his 30th race, he will be the youngest member of the 30-year club. But it’s not just Jim’s history with the Crim that is so remarkable, it’s […]

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When faced with a stroke and the resurgence of breast cancer, many people might give up. But not Marva Neely. Instead, she decided to participate in the HAP Crim Festival of Races. So, this past summer she joined the Crim’s Community Training Program at the Shiloh Baptist Church site. There, she met with her fellow […]

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Molly Katic is a cheerful 10 year old girl. She loves creating art, making jewelry, playing soccer and running in the Big Orange Runners, one of the Crim’s youth Summer Running Clubs. Molly also has cerebral palsy.For Jill and Todd, long time Crim participants, continuing the tradition of running with their children was not only a healthy […]

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Sit at the counter at Krystal Jo’s Diner, a fixture on Fenton Rd. in Flint and, before long, you’ll feel like a regular. It’s that community spirit that led owner, Tony Tucker, to start a small bike giveaway in the parking lot of the restaurant. For Tony, the bike is a symbol of community togetherness. “People […]

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