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Kildee, Price to speak about helping middle class

FLINT — The Progressive Caucus of the Genesee Democratic Party invites the public to a free forum June 8, entitled “Can the income gap be closed”? The event will take place at 7 p.m., at the Kiva auditorium at Flint U of M Campus. United States Con gressman Dan Kildee of the Fifth District, and Professor Al Price from Flint U of M, will speak about the growing income gap between the rich and the middle class. The speakers will explore ways public policy can bring prosperity to Genesee County. Details: Call 810-694-7284. — G.G.

Resource Genesee Board makes program decision

FLINT — The Resource Genesee Board of Directors met May 6, and has made the following program placement decisions: The One Stop Genesee, Homeless Outreach, and Homeless Assessment Resource Agency programs will be placed with Shelter of Flint.

Through their extensive housing programs, Shelter of Flint has long served the homeless people of Genesee County with care and concern for individuals and families.

Assuming the oversight of One Stop Genesee, Homeless Outreach, and Homeless Assessment Resource Agency programs will be a natural extension of this excellent work.

“We are confident that our decision is the most advantageous for our clients who are experiencing homelessness. Shelter of Flint has demonstrated the integrity we sought in client service delivery,” said Carlos Cisneros, Chair of the Resource Genesee Board of Directors.

The Volunteer Center will be placed with United Way of Genesee County. “It is our intention to honor the work that has been done in the past as we develop the Center moving forward.” said Jamie Gaskin, CEO of United Way when he learned of the Resource Genesee Board decision.

The Volunteer Services PATH program wThrough the efforts of Resource Genesee Volunteer Services, several PATH participants have found full-time jobs. As one former PATH participant said, “A paycheck is much better than a welfare check.” — G.G.

McLaren Adaptive Golf Program offers free lesson

FLUSHING — Area golfers facing physical challenges that are affecting their ability to play, are invited to attend a free golf swing lesson to learn from golf professionals how to modify their stance, grip, alignment or swing to increase their confidence, independence and skill level in their golf game.

The Adaptive Golf Clinic is May 27 from 2-4 p.m., at King Par, 5140 Flushing Rd. On hand will be area golfers with varying disabilities including amputations, stroke, visual impairments, arthritis, heart problems and joint replacements. Details: Call 810-342-4345.— G.G.


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