What Autism Is Like For Me: A Female Perspective

An anonymous contributor describes the educational challenges they faced as a female person on the autism spectrum.

Charter Schools: Providing Flexibility and Specialized Options to Michigan Families

Vaughn Springer, project coordinator with MAPSA - Michigan’s Charter School Association, reflects on her charter school experience and how her current work helps provide Michigan families with greater educational options.

A Quick Guide to Financial Aid Award Letters

For all of the excitement they bring, financial aid offers have a reputation for being a bit confusing. But with the right information, analyzing and comparing financial aid offers from colleges and universities is a process students can tackle.

Launching a Career through Service

My training from MCAN and AdviseMI, combined with the experiences at my service site, built up skills and knowledge that I continuously draw from to this day.

Finding My Career Through Service

College Completion Corps alum Summer Madrid reflects on her service year and how it helped her find a career in student success.

Spotlight on Our VISTAs

Two incredible AmeriCorps members serve right here at MCAN, helping our organization build capacity and expand our Sixty by 30 work. We are grateful for the service that Kate Grove and Ho Chak Law provide every day.

Spotlight on MCAN's AmeriCorps Alums

MCAN staff who served with AmeriCorps reflect on their favorite memories and how their experiences impacted their careers.

Asserting the Right to Be Heard

Jahshua Smith, AdviseMI expansion coordinator, reflects on this month's Black History Month projects.

Quality and Community: Lessons Learned Over 25 Years of HBCU Tours

Elaine Hardy reflects on two-plus decades of working with Black students in an interview with MCAN.

Creating a College-going Culture Through Relationships and Representation

When I first arrived at Eastpointe High School as an AdviseMI college adviser, I was determined to build a college-going culture. I now realize there was an over-emphasis on trying to change the culture without building relationships first.