The CRC is a non-profit organization building ties among the East Lansing residents and MSU. The CRC motto: 'We All Live Here,' reinforces the organization's goals of helping citizens recognize and appreciate the responsibilities and assets we all share.
The CRC was formed in 1999 after several community disturbances in East Lansing. The CRC was a recommendation of the Action Team task force chaired by the President of MSU.
The task force recommended an independent not-for-profit organization with a board consisting of residents and students to work on enhancing relationships and building bridges between neighbors. The concept included the establishment of a program placing students in key neighborhoods in community building roles, and other programs to bring the community together.
The CRC is always looking for people who would like to share ideas and take part in CRC activities.
Please feel free to attend board meetings to learn about the latest CRC news. There are a variety of activities to take part in and help is always appreciated. Check out the calendar for upcoming events.
The CRC is a 501(c)(3) organization that is largely supported financially by the City of East Lansing and Michigan State University. Individual contributions support the hiring of additional CRC Interns.
You can contribute financially by mailing a check to:
Community Relations Coalition
P.O. Box 6369
East Lansing, MI 48826
You can also contribute through the University by noting you would like your contribution to go the CRC Development account.
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Contact the CRC to learn more about our initiatives, programs and services to the East Lansing – MSU communities.
The Community Relations Coalition works to build trusting relationships between the communities of East Lansing and Michigan State University by fostering cooperation and communication between neighbors. A not-for-profit organization, the CRC draws on the talents of all sectors of East Lansing through various program initiatives.
The Community Relations Coalition works with East Lansing’s permanent residents and MSU students living off-campus to:
- build trusting relationships
- foster cooperation and communication
- build program initiatives
- help citizens recognize and appreciate the responsibilities and assets we all share as East Lansing residents
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Mission Statement: To increase awareness that water quality is directly linked to the use of appropriate wastewater systems and their management. Purpose: To provide access to education which increases public awareness of the link between clean drinking water, safe recreational waters, environmentally sustainable surface and groundwater with watershed based best management practices related to appropriate wastewater systems, technology, treatment and management.