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Community Forum


Nine hundred residents shared their views through telephone and online opinion surveys conducted in the first half of 2019. Key findings are summarized, including ratings for different aspects of life in Flint. Ratings are based on a scale of one to five, in which five means “very positive” and one means “very negative.” For more information about how the ratings were calculated, see Methodology.


This section highlights survey results regarding what’s working and what needs improvement. If a section of Focus on Flint does not include information about Things to Celebrate or Things to Improve, it’s because the survey didn’t yield responses to fit the categories.


In addition to results of the opinion survey, Focus on Flint shares information that local nonprofit organizations and agencies have reported hearing from the residents they serve.


Support for the organizations and programs presented in bold text includes funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, which produced this report. To learn more, visit the Foundation’s website,


Each section includes data and statistics that illuminate strengths of the Flint community and highlight challenges. These facts were collected through opinion surveys of Flint residents; from city, state and federal agencies; and from local nonprofit organizations. The Flint surveys were conducted in the first half of 2019. Unless otherwise noted, all remaining data are from 2018.


This section highlights organizations and programs working to address issues in the Flint community and provides information about how to connect with them.


Focus on Flint explores nine important issues facing the local community: Arts and Culture, Economy, Education, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Quality of Life, Standard of Living and Water. This section describes why each issue is critical to the community and summarizes work underway.

Meeting Date: 
Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Join us for a forum on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Mott Community College’s Event Center, 1401 E. Court St. The Mott Foundation will share what we’ve learned during the Focus on Flint community conversations and talk about what’s next. Join us to hear how you can help shape our future grantmaking.

All are welcome. Please register so we can plan for the appropriate number of guests.

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Asiste a una conversación comunitaria en un foro.

Fecha de reunión: sábado 9 de noviembre de 2019 — 10:00 a.m. a 11:30 a.m.

Únase a nosotros para un foro el sábado 9 de noviembre, de 10 a.m. a 11:30 a.m. en el Mott Community College Event Center, 1401 E. Court St. La Mott Foundation compartiremos lo que aprendimos durante las conversaciones de la comunidad de Focus on Flint y hablar sobre lo que sigue. Únase a nosotros para escuchar cómo puede ayudar a dar forma a nuestra futura donación.

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