Summer is the Time for K-12 and Higher Ed to Be Friends

When we talk about the “silos” between the K-12 and higher education sectors, what that looks like in practice is that districts and institutions don’t have consistent, meaningful, or productive contact that could benefit students.

Investing in Michigan's Future

MCAN executive director Ryan Fewins-Bliss explains how MCAN uses its state budget appropriation to invest in college access efforts across the state.

College Enrollment Must Bounce Back for Our Economy to Do the Same

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found in fall 2020 there was a -9.2% change in Michigan students’ college enrollment compared to the previous year, including public and private two- and four-year institutions.

11 Articles and Reports to Read About the College Enrollment Crisis

MCAN and local college access networks around the state have been trying to help people understand the importance of declining college enrollments in Michigan.

Stories from Advising: Meeting Students Where They Are

AdviseMI adviser Zariea Williams shares student stories and lessons learned during her year of service.

High School Graduation Checklist

Does your organization have plans to support graduating seniors throughout the summer? This blog from our partners at NCAN offers a few ideas to help get these students to campus in the fall.

Working Collectively, Making an Impact: Launch Manistee and AmeriCorps

In communities across Michigan, individuals and organizations are working tirelessly to promote college access and success, but not all are working together. When we heard about the partnerships that make up the Launch Manistee Network ...

The Impact of Automation on Workers of Color

Schuyler Pruis, MCAN's AmeriCorps VISTA for data and technology, summarizes a recent report on automation and its projected impact on workers of color.

Stopping Summer Melt Starts in the Spring

Guest author Ainsley Ash from National College Attainment Network discusses summer melt and what we can do to prevent it.

Overcoming the Challenge of Advising Students During a Pandemic

AdviseMI adviser Steven Curtis shares his experiences advising students at Port Huron Northern High School and helping them maintain a college-going mindset, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.