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Highlighting MCAN's AmeriCorps Alumni

Each year, the MCAN network recognizes AmeriCorps Week as a way to thank and celebrate our currently serving AmeriCorps members, the staff and on-site supervisors who support them, and the many AmeriCorps alumni who have come through our programs.

Press Releases

Access MCAN's press release archive for details on new and past announcements and announcements regarding higher education, advising, and grants. View More

MCAN presents college affordability recommendations to Senate Appropriations Subcommittee

Ryan Fewins-Bliss, MCAN executive director, provided testimony at the March 15 meeting of the Michigan Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Universities and Community Colleges.

MCAN receives $1.425 million in grant funding from Kresge and Leinweber foundations

Michigan-based foundations bolster MCAN’s capacity to increase college access and success

MCAN Responds to the Tragedy at Michigan State University

Last night’s tragedy at Michigan State University is the latest example of violence and threats disrupting educational opportunities for Michigan students. Our students, educators, and support staff deserve to feel safe in their communities.

Blog

Authored by MCAN staff, board members, and partners, our blog shares different perspectives of the college access journey in Michigan. View More

Highlighting MCAN's AmeriCorps Alumni

Each year, the MCAN network recognizes AmeriCorps Week as a way to thank and celebrate our currently serving AmeriCorps members, the staff and on-site supervisors who support them, and the many AmeriCorps alumni who have come through our programs.

Addressing Summer Melt Starts in the Spring

Even though it might feel like the end of the school year is far away, for some students, summer melt might already be starting.

An Overview of Postsecondary Funding in Gov. Whitmer's Budget Proposal

On Feb. 8, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer released her fiscal year 2024 budget proposal. This $79 billion plan includes bold investments in higher education, the K-12 system, and early childhood education.

In the News

Stay up-to-date on the latest in college access with announcements, blog posts, and related news from MCAN and our partners. Explore MCAN's work featured in statewide and national publications and media outlets. View More

Rick Haglund: More education funding is a good start to boost Michigan’s economic competitiveness

Experts say Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget actions offer the best hope Michigan has had in decades for addressing a crisis that is putting its economic competitiveness in peril.

APS Scholarship Applications on the Horizon

On Tuesday, Taratuta is hosting a scholarship application setup in the senior lounge at Alpena High School, to answer questions about scholarship applications or any questions students might have in general about college.

Michigan encounters college enrollment 'crisis'

A little more than half of the Class of 2022 enrolled in college within six months of graduation, a 13 percentage point plunge from a decade ago when 65.8% of new graduates enrolled in college, according to state data.