Phone (517) 244-1267

Local Leadership Group

Mission Statement:
To fortify and unite the various Home Visiting Programs and the families within Ingham County. The Local Leadership Group (LLG) combines the perspectives of the families who utilize the programs and the work of the home visitors to strengthen home visiting within Ingham County. In addition, this group serves as the advisory committee for the Great Parents, Great Start (GPGS) program.

Are you a parent participating in any of the several home visiting programs here in Ingham County? Do you use Nurse Family Partnership or Early Head Start? We are looking for YOU!

Are you a home visitor or program supervisor here in Ingham county? Curious to find out what parents REALLY think about your program? Join us at our monthly meeting, you’ll benefit from the feedback we get from parents!

JOIN US AT OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS! The Ingham LLG typically meets the first Wednesday of the month from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. For a complete list of meeting dates for FY 19, please click here.  Free licensed childcare is available at the Family Growth Center by advance reservation only. Please call Kathy Kelly at (517) 371-1347 for more information.

Next Meeting:

December 5, 2018*
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Family Growth Center (map)
549 Mt. Hope Ave. Lansing, MI 48910

There is no childcare available at Family Growth Center for the December meeting. However, the LLG does offer support to families paying for childcare.

December Parent Cafe Conversation
Join us for a Parent Cafe Conversation on December 18th! You will have the opportunity to meet new people, share parenting experiences and engage in great conversation with other parents raising children. We hope to see you there!

Download December 18 Parent Cafe Flyer (PDF)

Questions about the LLG? Check out the Virtual Orientation Video below:
For more informaton, contact Effie Alofoje-Carr (517) 918-4729 or


FY19 (October 2018 – September 2019)
Minutes from the November 7, 2018 Meeting
Minutes from the October 3, 2018 Meeting

FY18 (October 2017 – September 2018)
Minutes from the September 5, 2018 Meeting
Minutes from the July 25, 2018 Meeting
Minutes from the June 6, 2018 Meeting
Minutes from the May 2, 2018 Meeting
Minutes from the March 14, 2018 Meeting
Minutes from the February 7, 2018 Meeting
Minutes from the December 6, 2017 Meeting
Minutes from the October 4, 2017 Meeting


FY17 (October 2016 – September 2017)
FY16 (October 2015 – September 2016)
FY15 (October 2014 – September 2015)
FY14 (October 2013 – September 2014)
FY13 (October 2012 – September 2013)
FY12 (October 2011 – September 2012)
FY11 (October 2010 – September 2011)

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