Throughout the year, MCAN offers various webinars to inform individuals within our network about best practices, emerging trends, and new tools. These webinars are offered free of charge and require advance registration. State continuing education clock hours (SCECHs) often are available. Webinar Recordings are archived and available for viewing for one year after the recording date.
Upon approval from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), up to one SCECH in college prep and selection for each webinar will be available. If you provided your PIC during registration and attended the entirety of the webinar, your SCECH will be automatically processed within one week of the webinar. Otherwise, to earn your SCECH, email your name, name of webinar and PIC to firstname.lastname@example.org following your participation in the webinar.
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Detroit Drives Degrees (D3) is working to increase postsecondary attainment to 60% and reduce the racial equity by half by the year 2030. A primary audience for this work is the region’s adult learner population. D3 staff will talk about how they engage three key stakeholders – higher ed institutions, employers, and adult learners themselves – to increase postsecondary opportunity for Detroit’s adults and how others can get involved in this effort.
Michelle Cyrus, director of Adult College Completion at the Detroit Regional Chamber
Melanie D'Evelyn, director of Detroit Drives Degrees at the Detroit Regional Chamber
Christi Taylor, director, Programs and Employer Partnerships at the Detroit Regional Chamber
Date: Aug. 12
Time: 1:00-2:15 p.m.
MCAN has launched a new and improved Impact Map. This online tool aggregates data from five primary sources to offer insight about important college-going metrics and outcomes. Join MCAN staff for a live demonstration of the Impact Map and learn how using the site can help move the needle in Michigan toward Sixty by 30.
Jordan Crandell, AmeriCorps VISTA at MCAN
Chris Rutherford, director of community mobilization strategy at MCAN
Jessica Soja, strategy manager of community mobilization strategy at MCAN
Date: Aug. 18
Time: 10-11 a.m.
In April 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the "Futures for Frontliners" program which provides free tuition for essential workers without college degrees. Frontliners can apply starting in September and can start classes toward their certificate or associate degree in January 2021. Learn about who qualifies, how they can apply, when they can start classes, and other details. Be among the first to know and help thank the frontliners in your community.
Ava Attari, data and policy fellow, University of Michigan Youth Policy Lab
Doug Ross, senior advisor to the governor for Michigan Prosperity
Reimagining Volunteerism and Service During COVID-19 Response and Recovery
Date: Aug. 26
Time: 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Join us for a discussion about how volunteerism and national service can be reimagined in response to COVID-19, and what the future of service might look like. Learn about what the Michigan Community Service Commission is doing to coordinate critical relief efforts, how national service members are responding to needs, and what you can do to serve your community.
Ginna Holmes, executive director at the Michigan Community Service Commission
Shannon Zoet, program officer at the Michigan Community Service Commission
This webinar is rescheduled from an earlier date. Previous registrations have been automatically transferred to this new date/time.