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Friday, March 31, marked the official opening of Swayze Court Apartments. The renovated building and newly constructed building on the site provide 36 affordable apartment units in the downtown Flint area. The $8.3 million project represents a major investment in the Grand Traverse District... read more

Communities First, Inc. has partnered with the Flint Institute of Arts to host an African American Film Series at the Flint Institute of Arts. The series is designed to inspire, inform, empower and entertain attendees. The event kicked off in November and has hosted films in December and... read more

Glenn Wilson, co-founder of Communities First, Inc. was named one of Michigan Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 for 2017. The Michigan Chronicle recognizes African-American professionals who have excelled in their professions, personal lives and community sectors.

Glenn Wilson co-founded... read more

Students and classrooms are typically well stocked on the first day of school. There are dozens of backpack giveaways and school supply drives throughout Genesee County to ensure kids get off to a great start. Unfortunately, by the time the second semester comes around crayons are broken,... read more

Communities First, Inc.’s Culture Shock Program and Flint Institute of Music students, staff and alumni presented Christmas tunes in the month of December. The free pop up performances were locations throughout the Flint area. Stops included: Mass Transportation Authority’s Downtown Transfer... read more

The National Trust for Historic Preservation presented the American Express Aspire Award to Glenn Wilson, President and CEO of the non-profit organization Communities First, Inc. of Flint, Mich. Wilson is one of 11 award winners honored by the National Trust during its 2016 PastForward National... read more

Communities First, Inc. has partnered with the Flint Institute of Arts to host an African American Film Series at the Flint Institute of Arts. The series is designed to inspire, inform, empower and entertain attendees. The series kicks off on November 10 at 5:30pm.

“Our Culture Shock... read more

Communities First, Inc.’s Culture Shock Program and the University of Michigan-Flint’s Opera Workshop students presented a unique opportunity for the community to experience opera on Friday, October 28, 2016. The free performance ran from 1:30pm - 2:30pm in the main lobby of Hurley Medical... read more

Due to expected heavy rains, Movies Under the Stars has been rescheduled for Friday, August 26. The movie will take place at Flint City Hall on the Back Lawn, beginning at 7:30pm!!

“Cars” is the featured film for the final Movies Under the Stars 2016 season! The event is... read more

Communities First, Inc.’s Movies Under the Stars event scheduled for Friday, August 12 has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 13 due to expected thunderstorms. The location and event times remain the same.

“Zootopia” is the featured film, a popular animated tale of Judy Hopps a... read more

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