A picture of participants of Service Sunday in the University Avenue Corridor. Flint, MI.

Follow the progress in the University Avenue Corridor on Pinterest

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Visit the MI-YVPC Pinterest page to find the new University Avenue Corridor Coalition (UACC) group board. Members of the UACC can pin photos of UACC projects and events to document and share the many positive changes that the UACC is making in the area. Follow the progress by following the board at https://www.pinterest.com/miyvpc/university-avenue-corridor-coalition/.  

A photograph of four young people planting flowers in a community garden.

Planting produce gardens leads to improved yard maintenance by residents

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Planting produce gardens, trees, and flowers in a neighborhood, is good for residents.  Creating green spaces and improving blighted properties (removing graffiti, litter, signs of poor home maintenance, etc.) can lead to improved mental health, and reduced crime.  In addition, greening in a neighborhood can indicate community investment, which may spread to the surrounding properties as well. Our latest study explored this phenomenon and tested whether yard …

Crime Maps Available

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The Michigan YVPC Crime Map Library has been updated with over 22 new maps from the 2012 Flint crime incident data. The Map Library contains links to 89 individual maps depicting the relative rates of crime incidents in different regions of Flint, Michigan. Each map provides a visual summary of the incidence of a specific type of crime. Topics include:  Arson  Assault …

A photo of the YES Hands for Peace Mural, with the young men and women who helped create it.

Youth Violence Stats & Facts

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Did you know? 20% of high school students report being bullied on school property in 2009.1 31.5% of students had been in a physical fight one or more times in the last 12 months.1 In the US, 17.5% of students had carried a weapon on at least 1 day in the last 30 days.1 In the US, Homicide is the #2 leading cause of death for …