Community Roots

Purpose Statement

Community Roots, a community think tank, envisions healthy, inclusive, thriving communities that utilize generational wisdom and knowledge to unleash community advancement.

Programs

Community Roots has the organizational capacity to plan, operate, and evaluate the following programs:

• Academia – Community Programs

• Community Development

• Community Engagement

• Race, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

• Youth Development

Program Partners

The following organizations have worked collaboratively with Community Roots to execute programs:

• Asbury Community Development Corporation

• Brownell-Holmes Neighborhood Association

• City of Flint – Mayor’s Office

• City of Flint – Police Department

• Community Change Leadership Network an affiliate of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

• Community Foundation of Greater Flint – Truth Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT)

• COVID 19 Task Force – Faith Sub Committee

• East Michigan Conference of the Free Methodist Church

• Eastside-Franklin Park Neighborhood Association

• Foss Avenue Block Club

• Flint Neighborhoods United

• Genesee Health System

• Illuminating Community Change

• Latinx Technology Center

• North Flint Neighborhood Action Council

• Oak Street Health

• Sharp Manor Association

• Sylvester Broome, Jr. Empowerment Village

• United Way of Genesee County

• University of Michigan Flint – Social Work Department

• Urban Transformation Development

 
 
The Symposium is an opportunity for residents and community partners to gather in a learning setting about issues that are important to them.  Issues that have and will be discussed are:
 
  • Self-Care
  • Data Driven Decisions
  • Preparing the next generation of leaders
  • How to use CPTED in Community
  • Micro Opportunities to Serve (MOS)
  • Leadership Development
 
The goal is to provide residents with information and real life conversation on how to implement these and other trainings into their block club, neighborhood association or partner organizations.
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Is an opportunity for young people from North Flint to find their voice through creative performances about issues that are important to them and impact their lives.  Platforms desires to share the raw emotion of trying to deal with poverty, the police, the educational and political system and their family dynamics and yet still have the wherewithal and desire to still succeed.  Platforms will use their performances to begin conversations that help find solutions for participants and their audience.
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