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

MI Partnership for Academic Transitions (MI-PAT) is a multi-year collaboration to significantly increase the number of community college students who complete gateway math in the first year.

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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

College Bound Michigan brings together different components that help ensure college preparedness and success.

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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

MCAN's initiative, Roadmap to Opportunity, to promote high-demand, high-wage fields in Michigan.

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