January 2021 CTA Newsletter

Employee Assistance Grants

The MRLA Educational Foundation announced today it will administer $45 million in Employee Assistance Grants. Employees impacted by the MDHHS Order that took effect on November 18, 2020 are eligible to apply for grants up to $1,650 beginning January 15 at 9:00 a.m. The grants are not first come, first serve and the application will be open for submissions for the entirety of the 10-day period. For more information, visit mrlaef.org/money

Read full press release here: https://bit.ly/3sjQN7V


Virtual CTA Classes

Virtual MeetingClasses have begun again through the CTA virtual platform! Destinations have already held some virtual classes recently which have gone quite well and we’re looking forward to continuing them! The classes are led by our facilitators and, as always, customized to our destination. The classes will just be a bit shorter than the in-person version.  Help share the future class dates to those who you think would be interested in the CTA Program.

February 25, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
April 19, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit www.ctanetwork.com to register today!


CTA Renewal Update

CTA Pin PrideAs a reminder, the certification process was waived for all CTAs in 2020.  As we have moved into 2021, the renewal process is active to start collecting points for renewal by attending the virtual events, reading articles and taking virtual tours of local attractions over these winter months until we can start participating in outside events in the spring and throughout the rest of the year.

In 2021, we’re hopeful for more opportunities for CTAs to reconnect within the community and with each other.  We are starting to plan virtual events to bring our CTAs together over the winter months.  Look for details soon about a virtual Zoom meeting in February to network and engage with each other and then in March for the GLCVB’s Annual Meeting.  Stay tuned!

QUESTIONS? Please feel free to contact Melissa Nay at mnay@lansing.org.  


MLK Day of Celebration

Dr. Bernice KingThe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission hosts one of the most impactful events and is the second-oldest organization still actively promoting King's legacy in the United States after Atlanta, Georgia. 

Dr. Bernice King will headline the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan’s 2021 annual signature event, which will be televised for the first time in its 36-year history. The 2021 MLK Day of Celebration will air on WILX TV 10-NBC, Monday, Jan. 18, 7-8 p.m. EST.  King is a global peace activist and youngest daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Bernice King was only five years old when her father was assassinated. 


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