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Learn more about what is happening with Community Education in the following news articles.

Flint, Clio Schools Team Up For Youth Diabetes Health Summit

Flint Community Schools and Clio School’s sixth graders teamed up for a youth diabetes health summit recently. The sixth graders from both schools reported their findings on their community actions project, a great way for different area communities of the same age group to bond and learn together, as they have been studying type 2 […]

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Flint Celebrates MLK Through Service

When you think of MLK Day, you think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s remembrance. But do you think of a day of volunteer efforts? In Flint, MLK Day is a day of action and service to the community. Many volunteer efforts throughout Flint took place from the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring Inspiration breakfast, […]

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AmeriCorps member Rachel Ulrich joins DTM as Education Coordinator

The Community Education office is filled with individuals serving students and the school’s community. On one whiteboard, you will see the after school-schedule which is full of activities for youth and adults. In another corner, you see art projects which are yet to be completed by students. The office is a mix of workspace with […]

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Join us in being of Service to Flint!

Service, its a term often used to describe giving of your time, talent, or resources to help the greater community. There are many different kinds of service, military, volunteerism, philanthropy, and then one that is critically important to the Flint Community Education Initiative, National Service, or more commonly known as AmeriCorps. The Flint Community Schools […]

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Fantastic Fall Flag Football & Volleyball Season- Flint Community Sports Program

The greater Flint community came out in record numbers this fall in support of a fun, safe and educational flag football and volleyball season. Elementary students, grades kindergarten through sixth, from Flint Community Schools, International Academy of Flint, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint and other school districts displayed their talents and sportsmanship […]

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Bringing Community Together at Neithercut Elementary School

At Neithercut, we pride ourselves on working together with students, families, and friends to build a healthy community! We understand that a healthy community only happens when the community is involved. We are involving our community by offering places for parents to enjoy open and safe conversations through programs like Muffins with Moms and Dads […]

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International Academy Of Flint

International Academy of Flint is the place to be!  Every second Tuesday of the month, we welcome Involved Dad to IAF for our early morning “We Greet our Students.” Involved Dad, an nonprofit organization, is comprised of local community leaders, pastors, professionals, retirees… that are committed to instilling hope and  actively helping to change the […]

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Dads take the lead volunteering at Flint schools

FLINT, Michigan — The auditorium at Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary School is buzzing this morning with youngsters wiping powdered sugar from their faces and sipping fresh cider while excitedly gabbing with the men in their lives. This is Donuts with Dad. Sitting with his daughter Brooke, 5, on his knee, Monté Collins reads “Cows in the House” […]

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Mindfulness In Sports

Doyle-Ryder’s Boys Basketball team will be participating in a pilot-program to integrate mindfulness into their practices. Mindfulness is the moment between stimulus and reaction; in this small moment where we determine what that reaction will be. Through harnessing this moment, the mindfulness pilot aims to guide young athletes to act in a controlled and purposeful […]

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Ballroom Dancing at Holmes

Join us for Adult Ballroom Dance every Thursday from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Our amazing instructor Alex Kadie is experienced to teach all skill levels. Ballroom dance will help enhance your coordination, physical fitness, and social skills. If you are looking for a new hobby this is the place to be! Starting a new hobby such as ballroom […]

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Family Play Date At Eisenhower

The smooth sounds of Jazz and the smell of perfectly seasoned baked chicken filled the hallways at Eisenhower on a calm October Saturday morning. Families entered the Cadet Community Room ready to learn what all the fuss was about – many asking, “what is a Family Play Date anyway?” Dwayne and Sonyita Clemons, of Total […]

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Doyle/Ryder Takes Coordinated Approach

At Doyle Ryder, on October on the 16th, the SAC (Student Attendance Committee) hosted the first Character Assemblies for the 2018-2019 school year. The Assembly honored scholars with perfect attendance in the month of September. September was a record-breaking month with 168 scholars receiving awards for perfect attendance. To reiterate, that means 168 of 343 […]

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What Motivates Over 80 Community Members To Give Up Their Free Time On A Wednesday Evening? Flint Area Kids!

On September 26, 2018, over 80 community members including school staff, administrators, parents & even students, gathered together to strengthen their understanding of Success Mentoring and the role mentoring can play in supporting student success at the Success Mentoring Kick-Off Celebration!  The evening started with an inspiring keynote address by Ja’Nel Jamerson, Executive director of […]

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Of All The Partners In Community Education, Parents Rank Number 1 At Brownell STEM Academy

Brownell STEM Community School Director, Marlando Wade, and his team of partners are able to continually expand activities to meet the needs of the school community. Community Education has been able to not only offer youth incredible after-school programs such as YouthQuest, flag football, cheerleading, karate, nature club, science club, and robotics; but also many […]

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PACT Activities At DTM

With Community Education, there truly is something for everyone at DTM. In our Parent and Child Together (PACT) activities, we have had hundreds of families participate beginning with our Muffins with Mom event in September. This event featured a book reading and signing by our current school board member, Ms. Danielle Green. 180+ mothers and […]

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Trunk or Treat at Howard Estates

On October 27th, Freeman’s Community Education team in partnership with the Howard Estates Tenant Council took over Howard Estate’s main parking lot to host a Trunk or Treat for families. Partners supporting the event included: The Child Care Network, The National Service Accelerator out of the United Way of Genesee County, the FoodBank of Eastern […]

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Flint Community Education Initiative to host mentoring kick-off celebration

A special gathering for leadership and learning will take place at Mott Community College’s Regional Technology Center Sept. 26. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., parents, mentors and students will attend the Flint Community Education Initiative’s 2018-2019 “Success Mentoring Kick-off Celebration.” The purpose of the event will be to inform community members about the value […]

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The Roles of School In Community Health and Resilience

The following is a newsletter from Green School Catalyst Quarterly discussing The Roles of School In Community Health and Resilience. Click to read the newsletter. […]

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Mentoring program celebrated by Flint Community Education Initiative

The Flint Community Education Initiative hosted a kick-off Wednesday evening for its success mentoring program. The event was held at the Mott Community College Regional Technology Center. The goal was to teach the value of mentoring in schools to community members as a way to get more people involved. “We had parents doing a workshop […]

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Northwestern High School Hosting Back 2 School Extravaganza

With back to school right around the corner, we want to get the school year started out with some excitement with our Back 2 School Extravaganza! Head out to Northwestern High School at G-2138 W. Carpenter Road in Flint, Michigan on Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 from 3 to 7 pm where parents and students can engage […]

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Community lights torch for Flint Olympian Games

The 62nd Greater Flint Olympian Games opened on July 10 to an audience of community members on the lawn of Southwestern Classical Academy. Lighting the torch is the first step before weeks of competition that come to a head in Hamilton, Canada, next month. Click here to read the full article   […]

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More than 300 Flint grads apply for Flint Promise scholarship

More than 300 Flint graduates are taking advantage of a new opportunity that lets them earn their college degrees free of charge through the newly-launched Flint Promise scholarship. In its first year, officials said it was hard to predict how many applications they would receive — but by any measure the number of young people […]

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Breaking down barriers, lifting up opportunities

Located just a few blocks from the Mott Foundation building, the Flint River is a place where significant and symbolic change is beginning to unfold. An ambitious project is currently underway that will transform a two-mile stretch of the maligned waterway into a community gem. This project has hopes of building community strength, open doors […]

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Teaming Up For Mindfulness

Mindfulness has been suggested as a key intervention that may mitigate the impact of lead exposure during the Flint Water Crisis. On February 1, 2018 the GCMS hosted a Mindfulness in Medicine: Promoting Health, Well-being and Resilience Workshop, bringing together more than 60 local physicians, medical residents, and health and wellness providers from across Flint and […]

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AmeriCorps gave LaBria Lane ‘wiggle room’ to hone skills and try new things

As a member of the Flint FoodCorps, Lane used the gardens as a way of fulfilling her charge to create “a healthy school, where every child is nourished and ready to learn.” She also found support for her work through the school’s community education program, operated by the Crim Fitness Foundation. Kerry Downs, then the community […]

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January 2018 Newsletter

The following newsletter discusses all that Flint Schools have to offer your entire family, including Recycling fun for Flint Community Schools, a message from Superintendent and Crim’s Vice President of Community Impact, Flint Community School updates and more! Click here to view newsletter […]

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Session II Newsletter (2017-18)

The following newsletter discusses all that Flint Schools have to offer your entire family, including Mindfulness in Action, a message from the superintendent and Crim’s Vice President of Community Impact, updates from all Flint Community Schools and more! Click here to view Newsletter […]

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As kids head back to school, Flint moves forward with community education

As the school year begins, change is in the air for some students and staff in Flint, Mich. The district is working with the Crim Fitness Foundation and other partners to expand its new community education initiative to three more elementary schools. A school district with a long and celebrated history of using its public school buildings as […]

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