What's Coming Up
has piloted a new project to develop strategic partnerships between
Co-Learning Plan authors and communities across Michigan. This project
will help form cooperation that will build and strenghten the
partnerships that lead to the implementation of an innovative strategy
for economic growth.
Congratulations to the Flint community for taking on this pilot project! The two Co-Implementation Plans are as follows:
Plan 1: Flint Aquaponic Network
Goal: Maintain community stability and stimulating community economic development.
Bring together partners to co-create a grassroots entrepreneurial
structure and process that will allow ex-offenders and other low income
individuals to learn how to grow and bundle a package of aquaponic
products in a makerspace that will produce a living wage and then
operationalize their businesses within afterhouses.
Plan 2: Youth Entrepreneurship and Flint City Pop-Ups
(Red Ink Flint and Metro Community Development)
Goal: To create a pipeline for entrepreneurial youth with multiple entry points and several outcomes.
The education and support program will target high school students and
disconnected youth 16-24 who are interested in starting their own
businesses. Flint City Pop-Up will engage the more advanced youth
entrepreneurs, as well as start-ups in the commuinty who will benefit
from intermediary step of having a temporary space to do business in.