www.umflint.edu/outreach/ftaapp

Mission

“To support a community visioning and planning process by engaging and empowering residents and other key stakeholders to identify a set of strategies and action projects that lead to improved education, health, employment, and overall well-being in response to the water and lead crisis in Flint”

Project

The Flint Truth and Action Partnership Project (FTAAPP) is supported by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to encourage collaboration with community partners to facilitate a broad community visioning proces and increase civic participation of Flint residents through community-based participatory projects.

FTAAPP will support Community/Campus collaborative teams that will work together to develop, plan, and implement community-based action projects that will embolden civic participation to bring solutions to reality.  Residents will have increased access to information, support, and other resources necessary to respond to, and resolve personal and social challenges that have hindered progress and positive change.  Government and local agencies will have the opportunity to cultivate and strengthen relationships with community members. This project intends to serve the residents of the City of Flint collectively, with special attention given to members from the following vulnerable populations: K-12 students and their families, immigrants and speakers of languages other than English, the deaf and hard of hearing community, and senior citizens.

Focus Areas

  • Build Flint resident and faculty capacity to responding to public health, economic vitality, and social justice issues
  • Increase civic participation leading to empowerment by increasing access of community members to major institutions and resources
  • Produce tangible, transformational impacts toward community-identified issues of concern

Grant Funding Opportunities

Without doubt, funding civically engaged courses is the foundation for the nexus of the three pillars on which UM-Flint’s mission rests: excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship; student centeredness; and engaged citizenship.  In an effort to support the achievement of learning outcomes and community impacts associated with UM-Flint courses, FTAAPP will offer grants to expand the number of courses supported by UM-Flint that include community-based participatory activities.  Find more information on grant funding here.