Community Progress Blog

When it comes to keeping up Flint’s parks, it takes an army

Written by on July 31, 2017

  This article is the third in a five-story series on resident-led revitalization efforts in Flint, Michigan, developed thanks to the support of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Click here to see all stories in the series. Share your reactions on Twitter with #FlintRevitalizing. “What’s up, Q?” a man says, dribbling a basketball at Dewey Park while…

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Headlines: The latest on vacant, abandoned, and problem properties – July 21, 2017

Written by on July 21, 2017

This is our twice-monthly round-up of news stories covering challenges related to vacant, abandoned, and problem properties — and how communities are transforming these properties into assets. (The headlines are for informational purposes only; inclusion does not indicate endorsement.) If you’d like to get this round-up in your inbox, join our email list!   National…

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In Flint neighborhood, vacant lots will soon bear fruit

Written by on July 20, 2017

  This article is the second in a five-story series on resident-led revitalization efforts in Flint, Michigan, developed thanks to the support of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Click here to see all stories in the series. Share your reactions on Twitter with #FlintRevitalizing. When Edna Sabucco was a teenager, her family moved to…

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Flint co-op will put good food, ownership in hands of residents

Written by on July 13, 2017

  This article is the first in a five-story series on resident-led revitalization efforts in Flint, Michigan, developed thanks to the support of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Click here to see all stories in the series. Share your reactions on Twitter with #FlintRevitalizing. As a pastor, Reginald “Reggie” Flynn is used to hearing…

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