The Ruth Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan, has announced seventeen grants totaling $2.1 million in support of projects in north Flint.
Grants were awarded in the areas of youth, public safety, economic opportunity, and neighborhoods and include several in support of two-generational approaches to children's learning. Awards include $1 million for the renovation of the Flint Public Library; $30,000 to the Flint Children's Museum in support of the Playing and Learning Together program, which pairs parent-and-child-together sessions with a parenting skills-development program to improve early childhood outcomes; $59,500 to Legal Services of Eastern Michigan in support of free legal support services for low-income residents who are enrolled in parenting education and job-training programs; and $267,400 to the Genesee County Land Bank Authority in support of its Clean and Green program, which is focused on cleaning, maintaining, beautifying, and repurposing otherwise vacant properties in Flint.
"We know that when caregivers are engaged in children's schools and lives, the children are better positioned to meet their full potential," said Raquel Thueme, the foundation's president. "The Ruth Mott Foundation is a strong advocate for youth programs that provide quality learning experiences for children and families beyond the school day."
For a complete list of grant recipients, see the Ruth Mott Foundation website.