Ujima Village, a Swahili term signifying neighborhood unity, will consist of three major neighborhood development components which will include early childhood education initiatives, mixed-income housing, and comprehensive neighborhood services. One of the primary goals will be to establish a “cradle-to-graduation” educational continuum by merging north Flint’s Eagle’s Nest Child Care Center (an area charter school), and an Arts, Trade, and Technology Center.
NFRC also plans to construct mixed income, mixed-use housing adjacent to the charter school. A housing collaborative, consisting of Genesee County Habitat for Humanity and the Flint Housing Commission, has been formed to coordinate the construction of quality housing for families and senior citizens. Approximately 30 homes will be constructed as part of this component.
Ujima Village will also include a commercial district with plans to offer goods, services, safety, and recreational activities to area residents. A federal credit union, police mini-station, neighborhood grocery store, recreational facility, and multiple use office space will anchor the neighborhood services component of this project.
Collaborating NFRC partners include: Genesee County Habitat for Humanity, Operation Unification, Concerned Pastors for Social Action, Flint Housing Commission, FABC Federal Credit Union, Citizens Bank, Foss Avenue Block Club, Northeast Village Citizens District Council, and Northridge Academy.