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.

Black History Month Panel Discussion: Black Students and Higher Education

Jahshua Smith, expansion coordinator for MCAN's AdviseMI program, hosted a panel discussion on Black students and higher education for Black History Month as part of a professional development day for AdviseMI college advisers.

Worth the Risk: Jayme Green Reflects on Her Career Change

Jayme Green, College Completion Corps program supervisor, reflects on how her desire to help others drove a decision to take a big risk and change careers.

The College-Going Process is a Trip

AdviseMI adviser Ernesto Duran talks about taking students to Oakland University after a year of virtual college visits.

College Changed My Life, Now I Help Others Get There

Growing up as a Hispanic American child, I did not even consider going to college. I can recall several friends talking about it and planning for it, but I always had the mindset that it was not meant for me.