Founded in Lansing, MI, SWAG is a catalyst for transformation in the Southwest area.
Our mission is clear: to uplift and empower communities, fostering unity and improving the overall well-being of individuals and families. We firmly believe in the power of inclusivity, diversity, and community collaboration as the driving forces behind meaningful change.
Our vision: By harnessing the power of our diverse and creative community, we strive to make Southwest Lansing a place where people desire to live, work, support local businesses and raise their families.
Project Area Boundaries for Southwest Lansing
West: Waverly Road
East: Martin Luther King Blvd
North: Mount Hope
South: Miller Road
Focus area is Pleasant Grove and Holmes
HOW WE'RE CREATING LASTING CHANGE
Commitment to Inclusivity & Diversity
What truly sets SWAG apart is our unwavering dedication to inclusivity and diversity. We are proud to embrace people from all walks of life, ensuring that every voice is heard and valued. By coming together, we not only overcome challenges but also create lasting change that resonates throughout our community.
Empowering Individuals for Success
At SWAG, we understand that true empowerment begins with strategic partnerships, community collaboration, and resource provision. We are committed to empowering individuals to succeed, and our business practices reflect this dedication. Prioritizing diversity, equity, and social responsibility, we ensure that economic development benefits all members of our community.
Revitalizing Our Community
SWAG is not just an organization; it's a movement actively engaged in placemaking efforts. We are passionate about revitalizing public spaces, supporting local artists, and organizing community events. By doing so, we create vibrant spaces for residents to gather, connect, and celebrate their community. Our efforts are aimed at enhancing the overall quality of life in the Southwest area.
Community Development Specialist
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Trini Lopez Pehlivanoglu