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.

Meet MCAN's AmeriCorps Alums

MCAN's six AmeriCorps alums reflect on their service experiences and how it shaped their careers.

Closing Thoughts on Black History Month

As we conclude Black History Month 2021, Jahshua Smith, metro Detroit region program supervisor for AdviseMI, asked MCAN AmeriCorps VISTA Delesiya Davis and four of our AdviseMI college advisers about what the month means to them.

Expanding the Postsecondary Conversation and Addressing Low College-Going Rates

Everyone imagines their last year of high school as being the time of their life. ... However, the 2020-21 school year hasn’t lived up to what most seniors were hoping for when they began their high school journey four years ago.

Black College Graduates Matter

AdviseMI college adviser Rayvon Miles-Smith interviews two Black college graduates about their college experience and the importance of Black history.

Realizing the Importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

AdviseMI college adviser Janay Johnson reflects on her college selection process and how she dismissed HBCUs too quickly.

FAFSA Verification Remains a Hurdle for Students; Here’s What We Know

Guest author Bill DeBaun, NCAN Director of Data and Evaluation, looks at some of the barriers that prevent students from completing the FAFSA.