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C3R Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about C3R

What is C3R? C3R stands for The Coalition for College and Career Readiness (C3R). C3R is a coalition of concerned individuals and organizations in the tri-county area, Ingham, Clinton, and Eaton counties working together to increase the college and career readiness of high school graduates.

What will happen at the summit in January? Attendees will be updated concerning Advisory Council. Action team leaders will be introduced and team will participate in a facilitated session.

What are the C3R goals? Through partnerships and a common agenda, the Coalition for College and Career Readiness (C3R) will seek to ascertain the gap between high school and first - year college and career readiness skills, increase academic success for students PK - post secondary, increase the college-going rate, improve college readiness and reduce the number of high school students in the tri - county area requiring developmental course work.

Why has the C3R been formed? C3R has been formed to address the situation in which many new college students - most are high school graduates - find themselves. In a nutshell, required placement assessments show many students are not prepared for college. To address this situation, most colleges and universities, including LCC, offer courses in - and charge college tuition for - reading, writing and mathematics courses that do not lead to a college degree. In 2013, 62% of students entering Lansing Community College who had graduated from high school took at least one college-preparatory class in reading, writing or math.

What will C3R do? The Coalition will be organized into action teams. These teams will examine aspects of P-20 education, the college going experience and workforce development to identify areas where improvements can be made.

Will LCC "fix" the schools? No. LCC is one among many C3R partners. Any "fix" will come from collective thinking and action. LCC will contribute ideas like any other C3R partner and provide an opportunity for partners to convene.

Who can get involved? Everyone. It is urgent that the tri-county area community keen on student success get involved. Faculty and staff of the public schools in Ingham, Clinton and Eaton Counties, Post - Secondary staff and faculty, business, industry, community coalitions, workforce and economic development, non-profit organizations and faith-based organizations must all see C3R as a part of their work.

How often will the C3R Summits convene? C3R Summits will be held tri-annually.

I see. If I have other questions, who do I contact? Call LCC K-12 Relations Office, Coalition for College and Career Readiness, Elaine Miles, Lead Support, at (517)483-9658 or send an e-mail to

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K-12 Relations at Lansing Community College

Coalition for College and Career Readiness (C3R)
Mackinaw Building, Room 214
Phone: (517) 483-9658
Fax: (517) 483-9703
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