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Our Team

Our Staff

Steering Committee

Our Steering Committee is comprised of cross-sector community partners representative of the relevant ecosystem that provides strategic direction for the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network and champions its work.   

Marjory Raymer - Chair
Publisher & Managing Editor
Flintside Magazine

 

Kathi Horton
Past FGLN Steering Committee Chair

 

Jennifer Acree
Associate Program Officer
C.S. Mott Foundation

 

Mary Behm

Assistant Superintendent,

Education & Learning

Genesee Intermediate School District

 

Robert Matthews
Associate Vice President of Workforce

& Economic Development
Mott Community College

Kerry Downs

Program Manager of Special Projects 

Flint Community Education Initiative 

Crim Fitness Foundation

 

Vicki Johnson-Lawrence

Project Director

Flint ReCAST

Assistant Professor

Family Medicine, Division of Public Health

College of Human Medicine

Michigan State University

 

Kristina Johnston

Chief Operating Officer

Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

 

Mary Lorah-Hammond

Grants & Program Administrator

GST Michigan Works!

Isaiah Oliver

President & CEO
Community Foundation of Greater Flint

 

Kay Schwartz
Director of Library Services
Flint Public Library

 

Todd Slisher
Sloan Executive Director 

Sloan Longway,

Flint Cultural Center Corporation

 

Jamie-Lee Venable
Vice President of Operations
United Way of Genesee County

 

Jim Carney
Flint Community President
Chemical Bank

 

Fiscal Sponsor

Initiated by former Mott Community College President, Richard Shaink, a work-group of community organizations was formed to bring awareness to the basic skills crisis in the Flint area. Dr. Richard Shaink, President of Mott Community College, had become increasingly concerned that many high school graduates were beginning postsecondary education not fully literate. As part of the Achieving the Dream initiative, a national program designed to help community college students pursue their dreams, Dr. Shaink, and his team disaggregated local data and convened community leaders to discuss literacy work in Genesee County, including the libraries, the school system, a local literacy coalition and the foundation. A Literacy summit was convened, which raised the profile of literacy efforts in Flint, and began conversations in earnest with the United Way of Genesee County, the C.S. Mott Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

The Flint & Genesee Literacy Network is proud of our ongoing partnership with our Fiscal Sponsor, Mott Community College.

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Partners

Together, FGLN and its Partners are focusing on building the strengths of community organizations, as well as ensuring that individuals in need of improved literacy skills have access to sufficient and appropriate information and resources. The coalition is designed to serve Flint and Genesee County’s most vulnerable learners, across their lifespan. This development of strategic and accountable partnerships is critical to achieving Collective Impact.

All FGLN Partners serve in distinct roles within the Coalition. These roles are defined and outlined below:

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