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SERVE Lansing

This week Mayor Schor announced the official launch of Serve Lansing.  Along with several key partners, the City of Lansing will engage volunteers increase citizen engagement, beautify neighborhoods (snow, grass, leaves, trash!), and build neighborhood emergency response and preparedness.  Learn more and sign up to create your volunteer profile HERE

See coverage in the City Pulse HERE on WILX HERE

Thank you Michigan State University, Capital Area United Way, the Mid-Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross, Do 1 Thing, the State of Michigan Community Service Commission, and the YMCA for your leadership. 


Grandparents Day Celebration Sunday!

AARP Michigan, the City of Lansing, and WKAR will host a Grandparents Day event, a national holiday that celebrates the special bond between grandchildren and grandparents, on Sunday, Sept. 9.

FREE activities for all ages will take place from 1-4 p.m. at the Don Johnson Field House, 220 N. Pennsylvania Ave. at Lansing Eastern High School. Find all the details HERE


Fall Lansing Living 

Find out what's happening in parks Find the Fall edition HERE

Lansing Living

Have a great idea to improve your Lansing neighborhood?

Attend the 2018-2019 Neighborhood Grant Program kickoff and workshop Thursday October 18th at 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Foster Community Center.  Learn how your civic organization can apply for up to $5,000 to bring your idea to life.  Applications for all programs are due February 1st, 2019.  

All Civic Organizations must be registered with the City of Lansing to apply -- see below

City of Lansing Neighborhood + Civic Organization Registration

By registering your organization, it will be included on the City of Lansing neighborhoods website and have a page which can include the organization contact information and links to any existing organization websites or social media.  Organizations must be registered in order to apply for the Neighborhood Grants, Neighborhood Cleanup and Neighborhoods in Bloom programs.   

Find the registration form HERE

Add Neighborhood Events to the City Calendar

We continue to work on improvements to the neighborhood website.  Neighborhoods can now add events to the calendar.  Learn how HERE

Concluding 2018 Neighborhood Grant Projects 

Final reports are due for all neighborhood stipend and grants September 20th.  Find the final report form and extension request HERE 


“Hidden Gems of Lansing” Photo Contest Underway

From 50 submissions, the top 10 photos are now in a traveling art gallery

September 10th-14th Cristo Rey Community Center
September 17th-21st Allen Neighborhood Center

Award ceremony will be at the Housing and Neighborhood Resource Summit on September 25th. Mayor Schor will present gift card prizes to the three photographers receiving the most votes from the traveling galleries.

Sponsored by the Camera Shop in south Lansing. Thank you to the City Clerk’s Office who created real ballots that will be run through their tabulator machines each week. Each gallery will have forms where residents can register to vote or apply for a passport.

Get McLaren Hospital updates on new website

Its survey, contact forms and trending community input will allow Lansing residents to participate with the new hospital project at varying levels—and also stay up to speed on news and updates with the project. McLaren has also launched an online survey to gather feedback on subjects from the hospital’s architectural design to the health care delivery process. Go to 

Lansing Connect

Want to report a pothole or make a service request? Download the Lansing Connect app and report concerns directly to City officials. Residents can mark the geographical location of the issue, upload a photo or video of the concern, and track their request for follow up information. Remember, if the issue you are reporting is a public safety emergency, please call 911.

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Find City of Lansing Employment Opportunities HERE

Upcoming events

9/20 2018 Neighborhood Grants Final Report Due
9/25 Housing & Neighborhood Resource Summit 6:00pm Forest View School
10/18 2019 Neighborhood Grant Kickoff and Workshop 5:30 pm Foster Community Center
11/15 Neighborhood Grant Project Idea Feedback 5:30 pm Foster Community Center
11/27 Housing & Neighborhood Resource Summit 6:00pm Pleasant View School

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