Communities First, Inc. Gives a “Taste of Culture” through Culture Shock Initiative
On Saturday, April 23, families and individuals of all ages are invited to Communities First, Inc.’s Taste of Culture event. CFI’s arts and cultural outreach program, Culture Shock, has organized this day of exploring cultures from around the world. Admission and all activities are free.
Participants will interact and learn from individuals from several different countries including Nigeria, Poland, Ethiopia, India, The Bahamas and Jamaica. Displays will be set up showcasing aspects of other nations such as music, art and clothing. Representatives from the various countries will be available to share about their culture and provide a glimpse into everyday life around the world. Food from several countries will be also available to try free of charge. By engaging all the senses (sight, sound, taste, smell, touch) CFI will create lasting memories and strong positive impressions of foreign cultures.
Sponsors for this event include: GenForward Network, Stella and Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust, and Nartel Family Foundation. The event runs from 10:00am-2:00pm at Greater Heights Academy, located at 3196 W. Pasadena Avenue in Flint.
About Communities First, Inc.
Communities First, Inc. is a Flint based nonprofit Community Development Corporation founded in 2010. The priorities of CFI are affordable housing, economic development, arts and culture outreach (Culture Shock) and environmental education (Green Life). CFI is committed to building sustainable, equitable communities in distressed areas. The organization is the developer of Oak Street Senior Apartments, a $5.1 million 24 unit apartment building for low income seniors located in downtown Flint and Swayze Court Apartments currently in construction on Court Street in Flint.. More information about Communities First, Inc. can be found at communitiesfirstinc.org or on Facebook.