The goal for ICGF is to be:

  • A two-way connection for locals and internationals to network
  • No matter how long you’ve been here and no matter where you came from
  • From Juneteenth Celebrations to the Chinese New Year
  • The place to meet each “other”
  • A vehicle to link Flint to the global community

Strategies to transforming Greater Flint's culture:

  • Drive international economic development strategy
  • Serve as a catalyst to re-brand Flint and the region’s image
  • Provide a meeting place and online information and link people to resources
  • Provide community multi-cultural education and awareness; convene community conversations and safe engagement
  • A place where "Flint meets the World”

International Center of Greater Flint

Board of Directors


Emily Feuerherm

University of Michigan, Flint

steven low

Steven Low

Flint Jewish Federation


Asinda Sirignano

University of Michigan. Ann Arbor

phillip thompson

Phillip Thompson

Community Member


Phyllis D. Sykes

Co-Founder, Executive Director

A native of Flint, and a citizen of the world.

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Adil Mohammed Co-Founder ICGF

Adil Mohammed

Co-Founder, ICGF Board Chairman

A transplant from India & Flint citizen.

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