A network approach is an effective way to accomplish our goals. Michigan is fortunate to have a vast array of resources dedicated to helping more students earn college certificates and degrees, and enhanced collaboration among these mission-aligned initiatives is essential to making even greater progress toward Michigan’s college attainment goals. 


Funding Partners

MCAN's partners have demonstrated their confidence in our work and commitment to our goal by sharing financial resources that make our work possible. Thank you for investing in Michigan's future.


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. LCANs coordinate and expand programs, services, and resources that help more students pursue postsecondary educational opportunities. More specifically, each LCAN sets goals focused on student success, establishes a system of data gathering and analysis, reports results, and holds partners accountable for performance. 


MIHEART

The Michigan Higher Education Roundtable (MIHEART) is comprised of business, military, law enforcement, K-12 education, higher education, and government leaders passionate about increasing and retaining talent in Michigan. The group works together as an ongoing collaboration to promote, advocate for, and guide policy changes that will improve our state’s postsecondary education and credential attainment levels – and to keep at this the work from Administration to Administration.  

The group works together as an ongoing collaborative to promote, advocate for, and guide policy changes that will improve our state’s postsecondary education and credential attainment levels – and to keep at this the work from Administration to Administration.  


Higher Education Advisory Board

Our work is driven by a variety of voices from leaders in higher education. The Michigan College Access Network Higher Education Advisory Board is comprised of higher education institutions across the state, working collaboratively to increase college access and completion rates.

By having a formal relationship with and a single point of contact from each college and university, MCAN uses the Higher Education Advisory Board to inform and shape college access programming by soliciting feedback on our strategies.

For more information, please contact Christopher Tremblay, Director of Strategic Engagement. 


Michigan College Access Alliance

The Michigan College Access Alliance is a formal partner roundtable consisting of statewide college access leaders, service providers, and stakeholders to share updates on statewide initiatives, align programs and resources, and facilitate opportunities for deeper collaboration.

Our alliance members create opportunities for meaningful collaboration toward increasing college access. Each member brings a different perspective and is committed to reaching our goal.

View Full List of Alliance Members. 


Michigan Promise Zones Association

MCAN works closely with the Michigan Promise Zones Association by providing technical assistance and support to ensure that these "placed-based" scholarships are helping students pursue a postsecondary education.


National College Attainment Network

MCAN is a proud member of the National College Attainment Network