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Economy

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 economy 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 and social development including the Social Emotional Workgroup, the Quality Initiatives Workgroup, and the Early Childhood Literacy Coalition.

CAUW/CRCF Youth Initiative
The Capital Region Community Foundation and the Capital Area United Way have established a partnership creating a youth initiative. The overarching goal is to enable every child in the tri-county area to enter school healthy and eager to learn.

Power of We Consortium Ad Hoc Transportation subcommittee is preparing a series of recommendations to improve transportation systems for residents of the greater Lansing area.

Greater Lansing Homeless Resolution Network
The Greater Lansing Homeless Resolution Network is committed to working together to eliminate homelessness in the Lansing, Michigan area by identifying, addressing, and reducing the root causes of homelessness.

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.

Ingham Change Initiative
The mission of the Ingham Change Initiative is to provide policies and practices that will assure all youth in Ingham County have successful life outcomes.

Leap
The Greater Lansing region was founded on innovation and opportunity. Building on this foundation, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (Leap, Inc.), is working to unify our region's resources and focus them toward strategic growth. Collectively, Leap is leading Greater Lansing to a sustainable future as a globally competitive community.

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.

Ingham Change Initiative
The mission of the Ingham Change Initiative is to provide policies and practices that will assure all youth in Ingham County have successful life outcomes.

Leap
The Greater Lansing region was founded on innovation and opportunity. Building on this foundation, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (Leap, Inc.), is working to unify our region's resources and focus them toward strategic growth. Collectively, we're leading Greater Lansing to a sustainable future as a globally competitive community.

Technology Innovation Center
The City of East Lansing, in partnership with the Lansing Regional SmartZone, the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority and the Local Development Finance Authority, has created the Technology Innovation Center in Downtown East Lansing to facilitate the development of the technology-based economy of the mid-Michigan region and bolster the region's professional workforce.

The Hatch, a spin-off of the successful TIC, is designed to host, encourage, cultivate and enable student entrepreneurs to grow their ideas through a creative, co-working environment.

The Center for New Enterprise Opportunity
The Center for New Enterprise Opportunity provides high quality space and services for emerging entrepreneurs and their businesses.