Mission: The Neighborhood Engagement Hub is a catalyst for positive neighborhood change by supporting neighborhoods to become safe, healthy, and whole.
Vision: Strong Neighborhoods
Building Local Wealth
Strengthening Individuals and Groups
3216 Martin Luther King Ave.
Flint, MI 48505
The Neighborhood Engagement Hub (NEH) began in 2014 when residents pushed for a new non-profit organization to support neighborhood groups (city-wide) and work with other community-based development organizations by building capacity and providing training and technical assistance. Our work is city-wide and entirely focused on Flint neighborhoods. We are located at 3216 Martin Luther King Ave. Flint, MI 48505, in the former Salem Housing Community Development Corporation building.
In 2022, NEH began a 15-month strategic planning process, including an internal and external assessment of the organization. The Board and staff examined NEH’s mission, programming, identity, and operations. As a result, NEH adopted a new mission statement, core values, and areas of focus. Second, NEH is now a non-profit Community Development Corporation (CDC). Finally, NEH staff, board members, and community members began shaping goals, outcomes, and strategies for 2023-2025. In 2023, the Neighborhood Engagement Hub adopted its first strategic plan (2023-2025).
Each year, we support 10-15 neighborhoods (associations, block clubs, and residents) with grant writing, project planning and implementation, event resources, tools for maintaining properties, meeting and workshop space, and volunteers to aid in the work. In recent years, we have joined multi-year projects that span multiple neighborhoods. At the request of neighborhoods, NEH has taken on a larger role as the neighborhood work has moved into more complex and time-consuming areas such as real estate development, urban planning, economic development, climate change, workforce development, and more.
Our leadership and program managers are trained urban planners. We use our subject matter expertise and experience to support neighborhoods with neighborhood planning and strategies, community engagement, community resources, and project implementation.