Lansing Reads

Lansing Reads is a community effort, housed at the Lansing Promise Foundation, sparked by Champions from Lansing’s own Athena Award Celebration, working in partnership with the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce to support the students and teachers of the Lansing School District. In partnership with the Capital Area District Library, every student in the District […]


Promise Dinner Canceled

One of the most successful community-wide dinners in Lansing has been canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis. Over the years the Lansing Promise has conducted exciting dinners featuring Magic Johnson, talent from the Lansing School District and the surrounding community. Justin Sheehan, Executive Director of the Lansing Promise explains: “We are excited to meet the […]


Thank you Michigan State Football

Thank you Michigan State Football for believing in Lansing’s young people. Proceeds from the 2018 Excellence Clinic were donated to the operations fund of the Lansing Promise. Mark Dantonio presented our Board Chair Kellie Dean, Dean Transportation, with the contribution at practice yesterday. This is Community. This is Lansing. Go Green!


Thank you Dewpoint!

Thank you Dewpoint for investing well. Lansing’s Promise Scholars are becoming our Promise Professionals because we have a community who believes. Thank you Dewpoint for believing! We’re all in this together and we’re just warming up. Game on. “We were honored to present the Lansing Promise with $25,000 at our Rock the Block event to […]

Promise Scholars Stay the Course at LCC

Michigan’s capital city is a proud, hard-working community that doesn’t give up.  As it turns out, neither do its Promise Scholars.  Scholars from the 2016 and 2017 high school graduating classes enrolled at Lansing Community College beat national averages for persistence and retention at community colleges by significant margins. Scholars from Lansing’s class of 2016 […]

2018 Promise Scholars Set New Records

The Lansing Promise continues to grow, as a record 292 eligible Lansing high school graduates have applied for Promise scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.  That amounts to a 38 percent increase over last year, and a 344 percent increase since 2012, when Lansing Promise awarded its first scholarships. Overall momentum continues to grow, with […]


New venue, same passion at 4th annual Lansing Promise scholarship dinner

EAST LANSING – Sounds of celebration filled Michigan State University’s Breslin Center Thursday night. Those claps and cheers weren’t directed at a victorious MSU basketball team. Instead, upwards of 900 people were on hand for the 4th annual Lansing Promise Dinner, a benefit supporting Lansing students’ pursuit of higher education. “I am filled with hope and pride […]


Community leaders and celebrities tee up for the Lansing Promise Celebrity Golf Classic

Teams from AutoOwners Insurance, Farm Bureau Insurance, LAFCU, Merrill Lynch, Maner Costerisan, Neogen, Michigan Business Network and Dean Transportation will hit the fairway for the Lansing Promise Celebrity Golf Classic on Tuesday, June 20 at Eagle Eye Golf Course in Bath Township, Michigan. The event will fund eight Lansing Promise Scholarships, fulfilling the dreams of eight Lansing kids. […]