Our Mission

University Outreach connects campus and community to support learning, collaboration, and partnerships.

Upcoming Events

Accounting 101 for Entrepreneurs

Please join us for an introductory workshop on bookkeeping and how to read a balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows.

Accounting 101 for Entrepreneurs
Thursday, June 21, 2018 
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Ferris Wheel, Third Floor
615 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502


Taught by Tomika Slappy, founder of New Beginning Accounting and Financial Services and IN on the Road Graduate!

Small Business Essentials Workshop

Please join us for a workshop to discuss business plans, market research, financial projections, and marketing.

Small Business Workshop

Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Ferris Wheel Building

615 S. Saginaw Street, Third Floor

Flint, MI  48502

This workshop is led by Metro Community Development Staff and can help connect business owners with the necessary resources to be successful.




Going Global event brings economic experts to discuss how the city can become a diverse international community

For Flint to thrive, the city needs to become a diverse international community, economic experts told a lively crowd of about 60 at The Ferris Wheel downtown on May 7, 2018.

In fact, one speaker asserted, creating an ethnically diverse team produces probably better results than just one person, and urged the audience to steer clear of “the siren call of sameness.”

Ferris Wheel Building ribbon cutting marks new opportunities for UM-Flint, region

The November 6th ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Ferris Wheel Building in downtown Flint (the onetime home of Ferris Furs) heralds the launch of several related startups and economic development initiatives.

UM-Flint holds seminar on “Power of People and Place”

Area leaders discussed the different ways to shape a community and public places at “Aspire to Transform.”