Initiatives

At Michigan College Access Network, we support college access through several statewide initiatives. We aim to help students in Michigan access and attain college degrees—the foundation for success in a knowledge-based economy—so that they can achieve a lifetime of their own goals, both economically and intellectually. Each of our initiatives works to achieve at least one of four priorities; college affordability, credential completion, college-going culture, and pathways and transitions. We serve as the lead implementation partner on the following initiatives.

Academic Transitions

A multi-year partnership between MCAN and the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA), this initiative brings together community colleges & high schools to implement projects to improve readiness, placement and remediation.

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AdviseMI

The goal of the AdviseMI is to increase the number of high school students who enter and complete postsecondary education.

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College Advising Hotline

This hotline service is designed to complement the extraordinary work of Michigan’s outstanding school counselors.

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College Bound Michigan

Focused on increasing college preparedness and success, CBMI combines three unique initiatives to engage students throughout the academic year on their college-going journey. MCAN provides ongoing technical assistance and resources to support efforts.

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College Completion Corps

MCAN’s College Completion Corps places AmeriCorps members on community college campuses across Michigan. Each coach serves a campus-defined cohort of 100-150 students who are first-generation, low-income and/or students of color, with a focus on college

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Community Ambassadors

The Community Ambassador program partners with local organizations and college access professionals in communities lacking an LCAN with the goal of increasing engagement and reach within the communities for college access and enrollment.

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COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus has significantly altered the lives of individuals across the world.

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Local College Access Networks

Local College Access Networks (LCANs) are community-based college access alliances supported by a team of community and education leaders representing K-12, higher education, the nonprofit sector, government, business, and philanthropy.

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Roadmap to Opportunity

This initiative highlights in-demand, high-wage careers in Michigan offering entry-level and ongoing educational opportunities that could increase student's potential for growth, promotion, and higher wages over time.

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