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Donut shop that helps people get back into workforce gets a big boost

An employment training program in Flint is getting a nice boost, thanks to a new $16,000 grant. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

FLINT, Mich. – An employment training program in Flint is getting a nice boost, thanks to a new $16,000 grant.

Carriage Town Ministries operates Blueline Donuts.

The non-profit uses it as a way to get people back in the work force.

They make donuts and pastries daily, then sell them through Heyday Coffee on Grand Traverse Street in Flint.

This ‘Gen Forward Network Grant’ is from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

This money is being used to improve the deck oven, so the crew can make even more sweet treats.

“Blueline Donuts is just that it offers. It's a way for these men and women to learn kitchen skills and they are getting that job training to then go out in the community and find a job in the kitchen,” said Food Director Nic Gatlin.

The program has four residents, two of whom serve as bakers, one as a cashier, and one as a supervisor.

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