Established through a partnership between the Beecher Community Schools and the University of Michigan-Flint, the purpose of the Neff Center is to mutually enrich University and northern Flint communities through place-based education, research, and student services. 

The facility includes offices, space for classes and community meetings, and offers access to UM-Flint student services and college positive experiences for Beecher students. The Neff Center also serves as a home base for University students and faculty working on projects in northern Flint communities in support of faculty research, collaborative work, and community-based teaching and learning opportunities.

First opened in March of 2013, the 3500 sq. ft. facility occupies the northwest wing of Beecher Community School District’s combined middle-high school. A full time UM-Flint staff member from UM-Flint University Outreach serves as Site Coordinator to assist visitors to the Center.

Apply to become a Mentoring to Access Corps (MAC) AmeriCorps Member!

Are you passionate about:

  • Mentoring high school students?
  • Assisting in building a college-going culture?
  • Recruiting UM-Flint students as College Positive Volunteers?

Position Description

Contact Maria Salinas, UM-Flint Site Coordinator/MAC Supervisor, (810) 640-8243,