Native American Heritage Fund Awards $478,700 to 2022 Grant Recipients

The Native American Heritage Fund (NAHF) awarded $478,700 to the 2022 grant recipients at FireKeepers Casino Hotel, bringing their total contribution to $2,390,400 to 37 of Michigan’s K-12 schools, colleges, universities and local units of government.

Michigan College Access Network Awarded Grant from Native American Heritage Fund

MCAN has been awarded a $55,000 grant from the Native American Heritage Fund (NAHF) to improve completion rates at Michigan’s three tribal colleges.

Conducting success

Director of Student Success & Advising Lisa Gardner and Lacey Tullis, a coach in the AmeriCorps College Completion Corps program, said in its short existence, the Express Conductor Program has already paid dividends across the board.

College Completion Corps coaches now at Bay College

In December 2020, Bay College joined the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) to help first-generation, low-income, and/or students of color complete their degree or certificate. Bay College is the home of two College Completion Corps coaches.

Joint effort helps students complete degree, certification

Now in its second year, this program has expanded to 40 College Completion Corps coaches across 31 schools due to the continued support of philanthropic partners, increased funding from AmeriCorps, and the Michigan Community Service Commission.

Whitmer announces $24.5M AmeriCorps investment to address COVID-19 recovery, strengthen communities

Gov. Whitmer and the Michigan Community Service Commission Thursday announced Michigan’s $24.5 million AmeriCorps investment that will support over 1,000 AmeriCorps members tackling some of the state’s toughest challenges.

Gov. Whitmer sets goal to have 60% of residents with a postsecondary degree/certificate

The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) has hired ten Michigan Reconnect Navigators (Navigators) and invested $430,000 into the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) College Completion Corps to support Michigan’s adult students.

Student retention among goals of tribal college grant

A $60,000 grant to fund coaches to help retain students at the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College is among 11 awarded to Michigan communities.

State awards grants to nine community colleges to boost adult student success rates

Nine community colleges in the state – including Muskegon Community College and Southwestern Michigan Community College – will receive grants to improve student success rates among adult students.

LMC and SMC among nine MI community colleges getting state grants for student support

Students enrolled in key state programs like the Futures for Frontliners and Michigan Reconnect effort in Michigan will gain support from their local community colleges at nine institutions across the state.