CSW has been working with a network of Flint area stakeholders who are interested in making a difference in the enormous basic skills gaps that are present in their community.
A planning group was commissioned by Mott Community College President Richard Shaink to examine the issue and come up with workable strategies. Robert Matthews, Mott’s Executive Dean for Workforce Development, led the group.
CSW founder and senior fellow Larry Good facilitated the strategy development among network partners. Melodee Mabbitt, with research support from Tammy Coxen, produced a report on the scale of the needs, community assets available to address these needs, and possible strategies identified by the network partners. The planning resulted in the formation of network that has committed to collaborate on developing and executing basic skills strategies and services, led by the college.
We look forward to seeing this network move into the action phase of making this work a reality with innovative service strategies.
Download the report, Solving Flint & Genesee’s Basic Skills Crisis.