29-year-old Glenn Wilson and his wife Essence both graduated from the former Flint Northwestern High School.
They say they co-founded Community First, Inc after seeing the need for economic development in Flint.
Wilson says Communities is a non-profit whose mission is to improve the quality of life for residents of distressed communities.
Their latest project is the old historic Oak Elementary building located across the street of the White Horse Tavern in the Grand Traverse Neighborhood.
It's a $5 million senior housing project that will bring in 22 units as the Oak Street Senior Apartments.
Friday a groundbreaking was held.
A community walk-through to view the building that will soon be renovated also took place.