The Lansing Area Community Trust has awarded ELi a $3600 grant to support our Summer Youth Journalism Program! Applications for the program are now being accepted from people in the 14-22 year age group.
As we come to the end of our third fiscal year, East Lansing now has what we think no other community in America does: a fully-functional, sustainable, nonpartisan, nonprofit, citizen-reported public news service.
The rough weather didn't stop hundreds of people from coming out to ELPD's first Open House. Visitors met officers and police dog Quinn, checked out police equipment, and learned how to be safer at home, on bikes, and with car seats.
At Council last night, in light of national events, the mayor reminded the community of the City's civil rights policy, and various long-serving members of the community were recognized for their service.
Several hundred gathered yesterday for a prayer vigil at East Lansing's Islamic Center. The vigil was "designed as an event where community members who are not refugees could come together and be in solidarity with refugees in the community." Chris Root reports.
The School Board voted unanimously last night to protect students regardless of their immigration status, including by protecting them from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to the extent legally possible.
"That was when I discovered East Lansing Info. I don’t remember the exact phrase I typed into Google to search for School Board meeting minutes, but what I found in ELi was a straightforward summary, clear and to the point. By the time we were moved into the new house I was a loyal ELi reader."
"Some days it is uncomfortable to be covering issues with which I am also deeply concerned – and it may have lost me some friends – but deep down, I feel this is why journalism started and is, in its purest form, why journalism still matters." ELi's Schools reporter Karessa Wheeler explains what ELi means to her.