Highlighting MCAN's AmeriCorps Alumni

Each year, the MCAN network recognizes AmeriCorps Week as a way to thank and celebrate our currently serving AmeriCorps members, the staff and on-site supervisors who support them, and the many AmeriCorps alumni who have come through our programs.

Addressing Summer Melt Starts in the Spring

Even though it might feel like the end of the school year is far away, for some students, summer melt might already be starting.

An Overview of Postsecondary Funding in Gov. Whitmer's Budget Proposal

On Feb. 8, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released her fiscal year 2024 budget proposal. This $79 billion plan includes bold investments in higher education, the K-12 system, and early childhood education.

The Value of HBCUs From a School Counselor's Perspective

Historically Black Colleges and Universities have always held a special place in the Black community. They provide a space where Black people can grow, thrive, and exist unapologetically — not only educationally, but also culturally.

Michigan Organizations Celebrate National School Counseling Week

Michigan School Counselor Association, Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling and Michigan College Access Network join together to highlight role of school counselors

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Learn from Other Schools’ Success Stories

Lots of districts and schools want to improve their college and career readiness efforts. You don’t need to reinvent the wheel!

Start Your Year Off Right by Refreshing Your College and Career Toolbox

January is here, and as you’re setting your goals and plans for 2023, we at NCAN think it’s a great time to reaffirm your commitment to college and career readiness.

Journal of College Access Publishes New Issue, Expands Editorial Board

The Journal of College Access had a busy end of 2022. We welcomed seven new members to our editorial board and we published our second issue, adding three more research articles to the college access literature.

Tackling Summer Melt in the Fall

While it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, it’s never too early to think about summer melt. It’s estimated that every year between 10-40% of college-intending students fail to enroll in college the fall after high school graduation.

Supporting Transfer Students Can Help Counteract Enrollment Declines

Kate Grove, MCAN's resource and engagement VISTA, discusses how transfer students factor into recent enrollment declines and reflects on the supports that helped her successfully transfer from a community college to a 4-year institution.