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Community Life

Coalitions and Partnerships

This is a community-driven website. If you are aware of other resources to include on this page, please contact Michelle Nicholson (mnichols@inghamisd.org) for child related ones and Angela Waters Austin (aaustin@ingham.org) for youth and young adult related ones.

The following are ongoing groups or projects that focus on community life of young children, youth and young adults:

Young Children

Ingham Great Start Collaborative
The Ingham Great Start Collaborative (GSC), Birth to Five is a coalition of human service agencies, parents, and other partners working together to develop a network of early education and care to support children and families in Ingham County. It has several sub-committees focusing on intellectual and social development including the Social Emotional Workgroup, the Quality Initiatives Workgroup, and the Early Childhood Literacy Coalition.

Immigrant & Refugee Resource Coalition

The vision of this Coalition is of a community where refugees, immigrants, and language minorities are welcomed and are able to integrate and participate fully in society at all levels. With that as an expectation, the Coalition works to provide services, promote opportunities, and build a network of relationships to foster the realization of Ingham County Michigan as a home for people seeking a better life from all parts of the globe.

PNC Grow Up Great
PNC Grow Up Great® is an unprecedented 10-year, $100 million school readiness initiative to help prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and life.

WKAR Ready to Learn
Ready To Learn combines public television's award-winning children's programs with materials to help make television a positive learning experience for children. Ready to Learn from WKAR works with community partners helping mid-Michigan families prepare children to become successful learners throughout their lives.

Youth

Community Coalition for Youth
The mission of the Community Coalition for Youth is to facilitate and coordinate the development and implementation of a data driven, comprehensive, community-wide program in a full continuum of care for all youth in Ingham County.

Young Adults

Community Coalition for Youth
The mission of the Community Coalition for Youth is to facilitate and coordinate the development and implementation of a data driven, comprehensive, community-wide program in a full continuum of care for all youth in Ingham County.