In brief

Grant maker to speak to WFBA on April 16

FLINT TWP. — Jennifer Acree, grant making team member for the C.S. Mott Foundation will be the guest speaker at the West Flint Business Association monthly meeting, noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 at Valley Coney Island, located on the corner of Miller and Linden Roads.. Acree will talk about C.S. Mott, Mott grants around the world, the grant making process at Mott and community resources for Flint-area nonprofits. West Flint’s board also is taking nominations for two open positions. The meeting is open to the public and reservations are not needed. — R.S.

Mott Foundation pledges $2.5M for food bank project

GENESEE COUNTY — Plans by the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to improve food access for people in 22 counties has received a $2.5 million pledge of support over two years from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, according to press release.

It kicked off the public phase of a $5.25 million capital campaign to create a new Hunger Solution Center in Flint. The 62,000-square-foot center, which is expected to open in the fall, will significantly increase the Food Bank’s capacity to help the quarter of a million people in Eastern Michigan who lack reliable access to a sufficient amount of affordable, nutritious food. — R.S.

C-A offering after school activities

FLINT TWP. — Camp Adventure 2014, a summer program for kids 3 years old through grade 6 is one of several Community Education programs offered by Carman-Ainsworth Schools. The camp runs June 16-August 22 and will be held at Randels Elementary. Enroll or get more details at 810-591-3600 or 810-591-7238

C-A also is offering Karate for Kids, April 17 to June 5 at Carman Ainsworth High School and April 17 to June 3 at South Bendle. The evening classes are offered for different age groups. The program combines Sanchin-Ryu Karate & Self-Defense and Project Secure Child (child safety). Students will be trained with proven, age-appropriate techniques that are necessary for kids to protect themselves, Call 591-3600 to register.

A six-week Tee-Ball program for 3-4 year olds begins May 3 and ends June 13; and for 5-6 year olds from May 3 to June 14. April 25 is the deadline to register. Games will be held at the high school. An organizational l meeting will be help at 10 a.m. April 26 at the middle school.

Baseball teams for various age groups will be offered May 27 through July 12.Preregistration is required. Call 591-7238 for more information on coaching opportunities. — R.S.

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