You might have dreams and goals of a different kind of life—whether it's a better job, better credit, or sending your kid to college. Whatever it is, you can achieve it. Fortunately, the hardest step is the first one and BOLD Lansing is here to help you take it. We offer programs that start saving for education after high school at the kindergarten level, prepare you or your kids for post-high school education, provide financial counseling to reach better living, and much more. The only thing you need to start is a dream.

BOLD Lansing is a collection of partners that empower Lansing students and families to attend college and become financially independent. Whether you want to prepare your child for college, continue education yourself, or fix your finances, we give you the tools and resources to do it on your own terms.
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Our Programs

Lansing SAVE

Lansing SAVE

Investing in every Lansing School District Kindergartener by getting them started with $5 in a college savings account at MSU Federal Credit Union.


Capital Area College Access Network (CAPCAN)

Dedicated to increasing college attainment in the Lansing region by helping students navigate the college enrollment process.

Lansing Promise

Lansing Promise

A scholarship program that provides college tuition assistance for students that live, attend and graduate within the Lansing School District boundaries.


Financial Empowerment Center

Provides free one-on-one financial counseling in order to help residents achieve financial independence.

Our Vision

Students and families living and attending school in Lansing truly believe that post-high school education and a strong financial future are attainable possibilities. They think beyond the “now” and expand their outlooks so that they can achieve more, one step at a time.

BOLD Lansing will be known as a leader in supporting the upward mobility of our city’s families. Lansing residents will choose the Lansing School District because of the opportunities to grow through education and a curriculum that prepares students for a fulfilling career.

In the long term, Lansing as a whole will prosper, both economically and socially, from a more educated, financially empowered workforce; expanded opportunities; and BOLD Lansing’s ripples of impact.

Our partners


The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) is a statewide non-profit organization that supports its diverse membership to create vibrant, sustainable and resilient communities. CEDAM partners with local communities to develop service integration programs, like BOLD Lansing, in order to improve family financial security and advocate for economic opportunity for all Michigan residents.

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City of Lansing

Mayor Schor and his administration believe that financial empowerment is economic development at the household level. To that end, the Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE), a component of the Department of Neighborhoods & Citizen Engagement, works to provide Lansing residents with the tools necessary to increase financial capability and economic mobility.

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Cristo Rey

Cristo Rey Community Center is a 501(C)(3) basic-needs provider serving the vulnerable populations within our community with an emphasis on access to medical care, mental health services, food, and financial counseling. CRCC was opened in 1968 to help meet the needs of the poor, the vulnerable, immigrants, migrants, and all people in need regardless of language or culture.

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Lansing School District

Supports students’ dreams with career pathways that will foster their interests and skills, and provide a competitive edge. The career pathways are based on high-demand careers that will foster students’ interests and skills — giving them a competitive edge in jobs, learning, and life. In the district, students can start pursuing their dreams in their early years (K-3) with career awareness activities, further explore career pathways in the middle grades (4-6) and receive real-world learning experiences in high school that will turn their dreams into a career opportunity by graduation.

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Michigan State University Federal Credit Union serves as the official financial education partner with BOLD Lansing through the Lansing SAVE program. Lansing SAVE is a savings program that automatically enrolls all incoming Lansing School District Kindergarteners with an account at MSU Federal Credit Union. This also provides students with financial education from MSUFCU Financial Educators and opportunities to contribute funds throughout their careers as Lansing School District students so they can easily save for postsecondary education.

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Capital Area United Way

For 100 years, Capital Area United Way has worked with partners across the tri-county to create and support programs that improve our community. As a BOLD partner, United Way will develop relationships with local businesses, individuals, civic groups, and communities of faith to advance the mission of Lansing SAVE.

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