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Infancy to Innovation i2i (formerly Birth to Work)


* It’s a framework, or an approach to community transformation
* It’s about helping all children, youth and young adults succeed in the global knowledge economy
* It’s about creating innovative solutions for eliminating inequities and disparities
* It’s about facilitating more collaboration, communication and partnerships within the MI Capital Area
All with this goal in mind: By 2020 all children, youth and young adults in the Michigan capital area will grow up with the skills and abilities to actively participate in the global knowledge economy.


For more information on how to get involved, visit:
Browse the i2i portal, enter your Profile or contact one of the Guides to get started.

WK Kellogg Grant Proposal
A three year grant has been awarded by the WK Kellogg Foundation for a Lansing Equity Initiative.

Overview and Goals
Download a copy of the WK Kellogg Grant Proposal submitted on-line in January 2011.

A Transition Team has been formed to help begin planning for the WK Kellogg Foundation grant funded project.

Members of the Transition Team include:
Angela Austin , Laura Bates, Jacquelynne Borden-Conyers, Robert Brown, Cassandre Larrieux, Miles McNall, Michelle Nicholson, Brad Patterson, Peggy Roberts, MC Rothhorn, Ken Sperber, Leanne Lock

Minutes from Project Activity Team (Transition Team) meetings:

Project Activity Team 12-16-11 mtg notes
Project Activity Team 12-09-11 mtg notes
Project Activity Team 11-11-11 mtg not
Project Activity Team 10-27-11 mtg notes
Project Activity Team 9-26-11 mtg notes
Project Activity Team 9-22-11 mtg notes
Project Activity Team 9-1-11 mtg notes
Project Activity Team 8-19-11 mtg notes

Transition Team 7/29 mtg notes
Transition Team 7/15 mtg notes
Transition Team 7/8 mtg notes
Transition Team 6/24/11 mtg notes
Transition Team 6/17/11 mtg notes
Transition Team 6/2/11 mtg notes

Minutes from i2i (BTW) Team meetings:
Team mtg June 10, 2011
Team mtg May 13, 2011
Team mtg March 11, 2011

The meeting dates for the i2i Team and the i2i Project activity Team are listed in the Great Start Calendar of Events: Ingham GSC Calendar of Meetings and Events.

For more information on the i2i (BTW) Team, the Project Activity Team, or the Lansing Birth to Work Equity Initiative contact: Ken Sperber <kensperber[at]comcast[dot]net>.

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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Document Library

Important information, files and resources

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Great Start to Quality

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

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