Lansing Community College

LCC Summit to focus on Futures for Frontliners

By Marilyn Twine

Coalition for College and Career Readiness Summit to focus on essential workers program

The Coalition for College and Career Readiness (C3R) Summit will be held virtually at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.

LANSING, Mich. - The Coalition for College and Career Readiness (C3R) Summit will be held virtually at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28.

C3R is a coalition comprised of individuals and organizations in the tri-county areas of Ingham, Clinton, and Eaton Counties that work together to increase the college and career readiness of high school graduates.

Summit attendees will learn about Michigan’s Future for Frontliners program which provides individuals who worked on the frontlines during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, an opportunity to pursue their associate degree at a community college at no cost. An overview of the program from the perspective of the state, the college, and workforce development will be shared.

The Future for Frontliners (F4F) initiative introduced by Governor Whitmer last September had over 100,000 applications when the enrollment process ended in Dec. 2020.

The C3R Summit will bring attention to adult learners who are enrolled in college, their transition into college, and their entry into the workforce. C3R’s past work has focused on helping students transition from high school to college. The work the Coalition is doing to support F4F students not only benefits these current students but will benefit future adult learners, including those who will have an opportunity to take advantage of a new state initiative that will be announced in February.

Attendees at the Jan. 28 Summit will have an opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with keynote speaker Ava Attari Director of Future for Frontliners and presenters Gary King Associate Dean Center for Academic & Career Pathways, Student Affairs Division at LCC, and Carrie Rosingana CEO Capital Area Michigan Works!

Pre-registration and more information are available at


About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 14,500 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The Transfer Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit

Lansing Community College provides equal opportunity for all persons and prohibits discriminatory practices based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran’s status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the College.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.

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