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Dancing to the oldies

FLINT TWP. — The Fairlanes & The DeVilles, a ‘50s rock and roll band, will provide the entertainment for “Dance Night,” a stroll down memory lane, hosted by the Flint Township Senior Center, 6-8 p.m., Friday, January 15. Tickets are $5 each and includes light refreshments. Only 100 tickets will be sold. To purchase tickets, call 810-732-6290. The center is located at 2071 S. Graham Road, just west of the I-75 freeway and south of Corunna Road. — R.S.

Early childhood program available at C-A

FLINT TWP. —Carman-Ainsworth Early Head Start is currently accepting applications from pregnant women and children under three who live in the Bendle or C-A school districts. The program includes regular home visits and family support, quality classroom experiences, parent-child activities, support for children with special needs and information about transportation resources. Enrollment is based on availability of space and is free to families who meet federal program eligibility requirements. Details: Call 810-591-7236. — R.S.

Employers Sought to Hire Local Teens through Summer Youth Initiative

GENESEE COUNTY — The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is seeking county-based businesses and nonprofits interested in hiring graduates of the TeenQuest pre-employment training program during the summer of 2016.

As part of the Summer Youth Initiative (SYI), participating employers are matched with TeenQuest alumni, ages 14-19, for 10 weeks during the summer. These employers are eligible to receive wage subsidy funding – up to 100 percent for nonprofit organizations and 50 percent for for-profit — for the first 90 days of employment.

TeenQuest is a free, after-school program for high school students in Genesee County. It is offered five times a year and aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain and keep a job.

The Chamber has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for employers interested in participating in SYI in 2016. An informational meeting about the program and employer application process will be held from 9-10:30 a.m. Jan. 28 at the Chamber office, 519 S. Saginaw St, Flint. Those unable to attend can request a private meeting and review of their draft proposal by contacting Paula Stainbrook at 810-600-1413 or pstainbrook@flintandgenesee.org. The RFP deadline is March 28.


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