Crime & Safety
My experience with Flint may surprise most. This is because Flint, Michigan is known for a lot of things. Most are not so great. For example, our crime rate, our unemployment, and of course the Flint water crisis. Even with these negatives surrounding the city of Flint, there are great things about this city. As a resident in Flint the city is a beautiful one. If you were to visit here I would suggest going to Downtown. Down town is where you would see many talented artists display and sell their art in most restaurants. Even on some buildings and walls some art is shown off, as the city loves to see another resident’s artwork. Surprisingly there are so, many different cultures in the small town thanks to the three colleges in the city. And many will experience these cultures because many students come from around the world. As resident of the city, I love it!
I've been a resident of Flint ever since I was born. My grandparents, on both sides, moved to Flint for a better way of life as far as jobs is concerned. The stories I've heard about Flint prior to my growing up, makes Flint sound so great! However, as I grew older, Flint has become a place of stealing, killings and now a water crisis! 3 years ago when I heard on the news "do not drink the water", I knew things will never be the same. I work with the Flint Water Crisis team where I deliver water to the elderly and handicap residents and what I've noticed is so many residents, like myself, I solely dependent on the bottled water we provide and that alone is a sad case for at the very least our children. I never would've thought it would come to this in the city of Flint. I just pray for a fast restoration in our water pipelines and ultimately even after the work is done, trust in the community.
I live on the out skirt of Flint MI, I know what your thinking...What is going on there? But honestly Flint has a bad name. Now don't get me wrong there are some places I wouldn't go alone or after dark, but Flint has had such a huge impact on my life. I worked in Flint and I go to the best college that is in the heart of Flint MI. I feel very fortunate to go to school with people who are excited to better there life, and the teachers at Mott are amazing. They take the time and help any chance they can. What I'm saying is don't judge a book by it cover!