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Intellectual & Social Development

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 intellectual and social development 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.

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.

Youth

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

Promoting Academic Success
This project aims to increase boys' academic achievement, by starting when boys are young. The project's goals are to mobilize and support partnerships among: families, public schools, head start, community members and agencies, and volunteers.

High School Diploma Completion Initiative (HSDCI)
HSDCI is a unique opportunity for mid-Michigan students who have disconnected from their high school to jump-start their education and career preparation. The academic programs at HSDCI are designed for high school students who have disconnected from school and wish to complete their high school diploma and begin their college education and career training.

H.O.P.E. Scholarship
The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program is an education initiative in cooperation with the Lansing School District, the City of Lansing, Lansing Community College, Michigan State University, the Lansing Police Department, local businesses, and private citizens. The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program was developed to assist Lansing School District youth in their commitment to graduate from high school and go onto college.

Promise Zone Authority
Promise Zones are a unique approach to raising educational attainment levels and promoting economic development through the creation of community-based universal scholarship programs.

District Wide Advisory Council
The District Wide Parent Advisory Council is a district wide council consisting of parents, teachers, principals, and community members.  The Council meets every fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:00 -  8:00 p.m. to discuss parents’ interests and concerns and to share important district information with Lansing School District families and the community.

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.

Mid-Michigan Innovation Team (MMIT)
MMIT is a network of people, projects and partners reinventing mid-Michigan's economy. Among other things, MMIT nurtures new and expanded K-12 and postsecondary education programs, curriculum, and hands-on experiences, and job, career, education, and training opportunities.

ITEC
A nonprofit, collaborative partnership between community, business, education, and government, ITEC's mission is to increase technology skills of Lansing area children and adults so as to better prepare them to participate in a fast-paced, global IT-based economy.

Shared Youth Vision Partnership
The mission of the Partnership is to build and maintain an infrastructure through collaborative networks that guide economic and social policy in order to connect youth with high quality education, employment services, and activities for successful transition into responsible adult roles. .

Impact Systems of Care
Impact is a partnership of child and family-serving agencies working together with youth and families to provide coordinated services for children with serious emotional disturbance. Impact strives to build and enhance home- and community-based services for young people involved with the juvenile justice system and/or Department of Human Services.

Michigan College Access Network
Michigan College Access Network exists to dramatically increase Michigan's college participation and completion rates, particularly among low-income and first-generation college students.

Young Adults

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

Promoting Academic Success
This project aims to increase boys' academic achievement, by starting when boys are young. The project's goals are to mobilize and support partnerships among: families, public schools, head start, community members and agencies, and volunteers.

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.

Mid-Michigan Innovation Team (MMIT)
MMIT is a network of people, projects and partners reinventing mid-Michigan’s economy. Among other things, MMIT nurtures new and expanded K-12 and postsecondary education programs, curriculum, and hands-on experiences, and job, career, education, and training opportunities.

Shared Youth Vision Partnership
The mission of the Partnership is to build and maintain an infrastructure through collaborative networks that guide economic and social policy in order to connect youth with high quality education, employment services, and for connecting activities for successful transition into responsible adult roles.

Michigan College Access Network
Michigan College Access Network exists to dramatically increase Michigan's college participation and completion rates, particularly among low-income and first-generation college students.