Self-contained: Habitat Affiliates Use Shipping Containers for Affordable Homes

When one thinks of houses built by Habitat for Humanity, they usually envision a traditional, stick-built house being constructed from the foundation up. However, some Habitat affiliates are taking a different route by converting used shipping containers to affordable homes. That’s happened in Kentucky, Louisiana, Texas, Ohio and North Carolina. In Hardin County, Kentucky, Habitat […]

Open Doors, Open Hearts: City Rescue Mission Opens New Outreach center

The City Rescue Mission of Lansing has been providing food, shelter and hope for the Lansing community since 1911. On Jan. 21, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit’s helping hands reached out even more with its latest addition, The Outreach. The 3,000-square-foot facility at 601 N. Larch St. will provide showers, laundry, clothing, and a host of other […]

Performing Arts Center Proposed for Downtown Lansing

If the plans of Mayor Andy Schor and a lot of other people come to fruition, downtown Lansing has a performing arts center (PAC) in its future. The center would stand in addition to a multi-use performance stage in the works at Adado Park and the Capital Region Community Foundation’s plan for a performance space […]

Building a Better Region

The Greater Lansing region has made great strides over the past few years to increase the quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors. As the region’s driving force for positive change, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) works relentlessly to build a stronger community and more prosperous region for all. 2018 was good […]

Flipping the Bird: The Ethics of a Disruptive New Business

It is Sept. 18, give or take 10 days after Bird Rides Inc. launched its electric scooter-sharing app on Michigan State University’s campus and the East Lansing neighborhoods that saddle it. A well-suited Bird representative has just finished rattling off some impressive numbers (600 rides a day) and noble company values and is about to […]

On the Rebound: Teen Center Back to Helping Youth Following Fire

As a safe and supportive teen center with a mission to help create healthy habits and values in students, Building Twentyone proudly offers an after-school program running from 3-6 p.m. for kids in seventh grade to 12th grade. The program provides homework help, tutoring and coaching to help kids find their purpose in the community […]

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