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WOW - did you know that Thanksgiving is in just 40 days?! Once again this year, Christian Services of Greater Lansing is accepting applications for Thanksgiving food baskets. This is open to families in need in the Greater Lansing area. Applications will be accepted between October 10th – October 26th (or until donations have been filled). Call (517) 394-5411 Monday – Thursday between 9:15am – 4pm. Phone lines will be busy, so be persistent! Last year demand was very high and applications were cut off before the deadline, so apply early. Please share widely! ...

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Ingham Intermediate School District is looking for paraprofessionals at Malcolm Williams School and the Secondary Learning Center. The application deadline is Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m. Please share widely! ...

Ingham ISD job posting for Paraprofessionals for Malcolm Williams School and the Secondary Learning Center; the application deadline is Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m. www.inghamisd.org/ourimpact/district-support-services/hr/apply/

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The Power of We Consortium's AmeriCorps Program is recruiting three individuals to fill the following positions for a December 1st start date:

4-H Nutrition & Hoop House Advocate (Part-Time) at South Side Community Coalition
Baker Neighborhood Coordinator (Full-Time)
Nutrition Proxy Project Coordinator (Full-Time) at Tri-County Office on Aging

To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter & resume that indicates which position(s) they are interested in to PWC AmeriCorps State Program Director, Andrea Villanueva at avillanueva@ingham.org by October 13th at 5pm.
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We're looking for three individuals who are passionate about healthy lifestyles and giving back to the Lansing community to join our team December 1, 2017! Members will work on programming to increase food security through nutrition education, gardening education, food distributions and exercise promotion to youth, adults and seniors in Ingham county. Available positions are at Tri-County Office on Aging, South Side Community Coalition and with Lansing Parks and Recreation. 2 full-time and 1 half-time positions are available. Members will serve December 1 2017 - November 26, 2018, receive a living stipend, student loan forbearance for eligible student loans, participate in continual professional development, health coverage and child care available to eligible parties. To view position descriptions check out our site: goo.gl/H8bsYX Deadline to apply is October 13th.

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SAVE THE DATE
25th Anniversary Parenting Awareness Michigan Conference
November 13, 2017 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center.
Register ONLINE at: www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1959623
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25th Anniversary PAM Conference

November 13, 2017, 8:00am - November 13, 2017, 4:30pm

Learn about parenting issues, programs, and resources. Professional Development for anyone who works with parents and families-educators, service providers, school personnel, parent network and coalition members, and parent leaders and volunteers, and anyone interested in parenting.

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At this free, family-friendly event on MSU's campus, children can bring their favorite stuffed animals for a check-up at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Teddy Bear Hospital, a mock clinic staffed by physicians and students from MSU’s health colleges. The annual event was created to help children overcome the fear of “going to the doctor” in a fun, safe environment.

While you're there, be sure to stop by all the booths for face painting, music and dancing, activities with MSU athletes, balloon animals, healthy snacks and much more!

Generously sponsored by Michigan State Women's Basketball, MSU Federal Credit Union, Meijer , Michigan State University College of Education , Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Compass Health and McLaren Greater Lansing
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Teddy Bear Picnic

September 16, 2017, 11:00am - September 16, 2017, 3:00pm

At this free, family-friendly event on MSU's campus, children can bring their favorite stuffed animals for a check-up at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Teddy Bear Hospital, a mock clinic staffed by physicians and students from MSU’s health colleges. The annual event was created to help children overcome the fear of “going to the doctor” in a fun, safe environment. While you're there, be sure to stop by all the booths for face painting, music and dancing, activities with MSU athletes, balloon animals, healthy snacks and much more! FAMILY ACTIVITIES - Teddy Bear Hospital - Kids can take their stuffed animal to get an insurance card, X-rays and other fun interactive activities - Shoot hoops with the Michigan State Women's Basketball to shoot a few hoops - Join in a performance with the MSU Pompon team - Run soccer drills with the MSU Women's Soccer Team - Kids helmet giveaways - Face painting & balloon animals at the MSU Federal Credit Union tent - Explore the inside of an ambulance - Enjoy healthy snacks courtesy of Meijer - Jump rope with Michigan State University College of Education Department of Kinesiology students SPONSORS Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Michigan State University Federal Credit Union Meijer McLaren Greater Lansing Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and the Departments of Pediatrics, Radiology Michigan State University College of Education Department of Kinesiology Compass Health

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Ingham Great Start shared MSU Student Parent Resource Center's event. ...

3rd Annual Fatherhood Forum

October 6, 2017, 8:00am - October 6, 2017, 4:00pm

3rd Annual Fatherhood Forum: Why Fathers Matter: Parenting for the Health of It...Registration is now open! Register at worklife.msu.edu/fatherhood-forum-registration This event is open to fathers of all ages, mothers, MSU students, faculty, staff, community members and all others interested in parenting. Co-sponsored by the MSU WorkLife, Office, Division of Student Affairs and Services/Student Parent Resource Center, and more! Join us on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the MSU Union-it's FREE!!!

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GSC Meeting Calendar

Dates and times of Ingham Great Start Collaborative meetings and work groups.

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Ingham Play & Learn Groups

Play and Learn Groups provide activities for families to play alongside their children and explore many developmental domains. Check out the most recent Play and Learn Group Schedule Here

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Great Start Family Coalition

Serves as a sounding board for parent members of the Great Start Collaborative (GSC)

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Family Learning Connection

Learn more about how you can improve your child’s overall experience and achievement in school.

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Great Start to Quality

The best place for families to search for child care and preschool. Check it out today.

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