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Antionette Buckley’s life changed in February 2017.

For years she had struggled with an abusive relationship and bouts of homelessness.

The Swayze Court Apartments resident said prior to getting news that she would be one of the tenants at the newly developed and renovated 36-unit... read more

Kaitlin Johnson is a vivacious 10-year-old who loves things that are pink and sparkly. She is home-schooled and her mother is her teacher. She loves Mexican food, especially shrimp tacos. But most of all: Kaitlin loves helping others and volunteering at Communities First, Inc.

The... read more

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FLINT, MI – A new 36-unit "supportive housing complex" is planned by Communities First Inc. as a restoration of the former Swayze Apartments.
The apartments, 313 W. Court St., will convert the "highly visible, blighted corner of the Grand Traverse neighborhood adjacent to Flint's downtown... read more

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FLINT, MI – An MSNBC segment next week is expected to focus on Flint's Oak Street Senior Apartments and a "new development starting in 2015," according to Glenn Wilson, president and CEO of Communities First, Inc.
"They heard about the work we were doing in the Flint community and wanted... read more

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FLINT, MI -- A local nonprofit is hosting a summer outdoor movie night series, and they're looking for ideas on what to show.
Communities First, Inc., a nonprofit that has in addition to other projects focused on bringing arts and culture to underserved portions of the community, began the... read more

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This weekend after the Second Friday Artwalk, Genesee County residents can enjoy a free film outside in downtown Flint. On Friday, Aug. 8, Communities First Inc. will host "Culture Shock: Movie Under The Stars" in the park behind Flint's City Hall, located at 1101 S. Saginaw St., Flint. At 9 p.m... read more

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FLINT, MI – Communities First Inc. is hosting two community education programs in the first week of June to teach Flint residents how to protect the environment, save money around the house and make Flint a better place.
The organization's education program, called Green Life, was launched... read more

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FLINT (WJRT) - (04/21/14) - Communities First is teaching Flint home and business owners to reduce, reuse and recycle.
The non-profit group kicked off a "Green Life Community Education" program on Monday.
The idea is to get people in the "Vehicle City" excited about recycling and... read more

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FLINT, MI -- A Flint environmental education program is scheduled to launch Monday, April 21.
Green Life is a community education program for Flint residents and businesses that want to learn more about local environmental concerns and management solutions. The program's first-ever event... read more

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Glenn Wilson and his wife Essence from Communities First, Inc. of Flint came to talk about the non-profit organization founded in 2010 to assist in rebuilding distressed communities. Their mission is to promote and provide affordable housing. The couple presented their current project which is... read more

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