The MCAN Story
Since our founding in 2010, Michigan College Access
Network has known that college changes everything, and perhaps even more critical to our mission is the
belief that college is for everyone.
We do what it takes to provide students in Michigan with a brighter long-term future, through college access and postsecondary certificate and degree attainment: doing the research, talking to agents of change, connecting resources, and being a changemaker.
Why? By encouraging Michigan residents to earn postsecondary certificates and degrees, we not only help them earn more and promote their well-being — we also strengthen Michigan's talent pool, retain and attract businesses to the state, and stimulate Michigan's economy in the process.
Through college access, we are also able to promote equity in our state. We work to ensure that every student in Michigan has the opportunity to attend college — especially low-income students, first-generation college-going students, and students of color.
We are proud to put forth a new strategic plan that remains centered on MCAN’s commitment to equity and builds on our existing programs, partnerships, and resources.
MCAN's 2022-2024 strategic plan expands our scope of work to include adult learners, college completion, and workforce and employer engagement. In November 2022, we released our strategy for engaging the workforce sector, which is designed to align efforts and build cross-sector strategies to help achieve the state’s Sixty by 30 goal.