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How to Apply

Contact Jenny McArdle, director of service strategy, for application details.


Partner College Eligibility

A partner college must be an accredited institution operating in the state of Michigan that offers associate degrees and/or certificate programs. Preference for partner college selection will be given to campuses that demonstrate an active partnership with their Local College Access Network (LCAN), Promise Zone, or other community partner.

MCAN will serve as the employer of record for all AmeriCorps Completion Coaches and will manage administrative elements of the program. Partner colleges will assign a designated site supervisor to communicate with MCAN and provide regular supervision and guidance to the AmeriCorps member(s).

Partner colleges will be required to provide each member with a designated office space, a laptop computer, phone and internet access and office supplies suitable for carrying out the activities of their service year. Partner colleges will allow Completion Coaches to access, monitor, and contribute to student records to measure program benchmarks and identify needed interventions.


Annual Cost Share Requirement

To build strong partnerships, each participating campus will sign a three-year memorandum of understanding and provide a tiered, annual cost share:

  • Year one: $10,000
  • Year two: $12,500
  • Year three: $15,000

For partners hosting more than one coach concurrently, a $10,000 annual flat cost share will be required per additional coach.


Award Process

Partner colleges are selected through a competitive selection process. Final decisions regarding selection are based on information provided in the application, the partner buy-in as demonstrated by letters of support provided, and the level of need communicated in the proposal.

2023-24 Partner College Sites

Alpena Community College
Bay College
Bay Mills Community College
Delta College
Ferris State University
Grand Rapids Community College
Henry Ford College
Jackson College
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Kellogg Community College
Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College
Lake Michigan College
Macomb Community College
Mid Michigan College
Monroe County Community College
Montcalm Community College
Mott Community College
Muskegon Community College
North Central Michigan College
Northwestern Michigan College
Schoolcraft College
Washtenaw Community College
West Shore Community College

Welcome a college completion coach to your campus!