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C3R Frequently Asked Questions


What is C3R? C3R stands for The Coalition for College and Career Readiness (C3R). C3R is an alliance of concerned individuals and organizations in the Lansing tri-county area passionate about college and career readiness of high school graduates.

What are the C3R goals? The goals of C3R are to increase academic success for students from pre-kindergarten to college; to increase the college-going rate, and to reduce the number of Lansing tri-county area college students requiring developmental coursework in college.

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 exams show 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. At LCC, nearly 62 percent of new students take at least one college-preparatory class in reading, writing or math.

What will C3R do? The Coalition will be organized into core work groups. These work groups will examine aspects of K-12 education in the Lansing tri-county area public schools and of the college-going experience to discover 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.

Will this coalition steer students to LCC? C3R is an initiative of the LCC Board of Trustees and operated from its K-12 Relations Office. It is not a recruitment program.

Who can get involved? Everyone. It is urgent that Lansing tri-county area residents keen on student success get involved. Faculty and staff of the public schools in Ingham, Clinton and Eaton Counties, business, industry and the community, especially non-profit organizations awarding scholarships or providing social and academic services to youth, must see C3R as a part of their work.

What is the first step? Most partners will get started with C3R at the summit, Passport to Success: Coalition for College and Career Readiness. This summit pulls all the C3R partners together in a call to action. LCC will host the summit 5:30p Monday, October 13, 2014, at its West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, just north of Mount Hope Highway between Creyts Road and Snow Road in Delta Township. The building is visible from I-496.

I see. If I have other questions, who do I contact? Call LCC K-12 Relations Office, Toni Glasscoe, director, 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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