Teachout Security Improving Health & Safety Through Community Giving

Over the years, Teachout Security Owner Joe Cozart has watched the City of Flint evolve from a bustling community to a post-industrial town fighting to get back on its feet after decades of financial heartache. Joe believes it is the responsibility of the entire county to support Flint and help bring hope and healing to […]

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Maggie Miller Guides Students From Kindergarten to Graduation

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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Mindfulness — A Sense of Calm at Durant Tuuri Mott Elementary

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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Edna Sabucco Plants Seeds of Hope

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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Psalm Bingham is Inspiring Flint Kids to Live Healthy

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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Walking to School Brings Sense of Community

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 — Making the Crim Experience Even Better

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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Community Training Participant Marva Neely finds Strength in Numbers

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 Doesn’t Let Cerebral Palsy Slow Her Down

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 […]

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The Power of Partnership: How One Local Business Owner’s Neighborhood Bike Giveaway Grew to Reach Hundreds of Flint Kids

Sit at the counter at Krystal Jo’s Diner, a fixture on Fendon 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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