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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.   

Kristina Johnston - Chair
Chief Operating Officer
Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

Kathi Horton - Past Chair
FGLN Steering Committee Chair

Jennifer Acree
Associate Program Officer
C.S. Mott Foundation

Mary Behm
Assistant Superintendent, Education & Learning
Genesee Intermediate School District

Jim Carney
Flint Community President
Chemical Bank

Kerry Downs
Director
Flint Community Education Initiative
Crim Fitness Foundation

Ja’Nel Jamerson
Executive Director
Educare Flint & Flint Early Childhood Collaborative

Jiquanda Johnson
Founder/Publisher
Flint Beat

Mary Lorah-Hammond
Grants & Program Administrator
GST Michigan Works!

Robert Matthews
Associate Vice President, Workforce & Economic Development
Mott Community College

Billie Mitchell
Manager of Public Health
City of Flint

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

LaDelvin Walker
Parent/Family Engagment
AmericCorps

Asa Ascencio-Zuccaro
Executive Director
Latinx Technology & Community Center

 

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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