Great Start Collaborative & Partner Organizations

Ingham Great Start Collaborative (Ingham GSC) is a coalition of the Power of We, which is the multi-purpose collaborative body for human service agencies in the Capital Area. Ingham GSC is part of Michigan's Great Start system. Information about resources in Ingham and other counties is available at Michigan Office of Great Start.


Every child ready to succeed in school and life.


Every family has access to a universal, comprehensive, and collaborative spectrum of community-based, early childhood programs, services, supports, and strategies. 


Ingham GSC meetings are generally held the third Wednesday of the month from 1:00-3:30 pm, at Ingham ISD Early Childhood Services located at 6520 Mercantile Way, Suites 1 & 2, Lansing. Access the current Strategic Plan, Action Agenda, meeting notes and agendas at Ingham Great Start.   

Workgroups also meet monthly to address specific priorities in Ingham County: 

  • Great Start Family Coalition
  • Great Start Readiness Program Advisory Council
  • GSC Operations Committee
  • Local Leadership Group
  • School Readiness Advisory Committee


  • Capital Area Community Services Head Start 
  • Capital Area District Library
  • Capital Area United Way
  • Capital Region Community Foundation
  • CEI Community Mental Health
  • Child and Family Charities
  • Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS)
  • Consumer's Energy
  • Cristo Rey Community Center
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Ingham County
  • Eaton RESA: Stepping Up Together
  • Great Start to Quality Central Resource Center
  • Ingham County Health Department
  • Ingham Great Start Collaborative Family Coalition
  • Ingham Great Start Collaborative Local Leadership Group
  • Ingham Great Start Collaborative Parent Partners
  • Islamic Center of Greater Lansing
  • Lansing Housing Commission
  • Lansing Parks and Recreation
  • Lansing School District
  • Macaroni Kid (East Lansing-Okemos-Haslett / Lansing)
  • MSU Child Development Labs
  • MSU Kinship Care Resource Center / Kinship Care Support Group
  • PNC Bank
  • Refugee Development Center
  • South Lansing Ministries
  • Spartan Child Development Center
  • Tri-County Office on Aging
  • Willow Tree Family Center
  • WKAR Ready to Learn

Contact Us

Michelle Nicholson
Executive Director, Early Childhood Services