Overcoming the Challenge of Advising Students During a Pandemic

AdviseMI adviser Steven Curtis shares his experiences advising students at Port Huron Northern High School and helping them maintain a college-going mindset, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Meet MCAN's AmeriCorps Alums

MCAN's six AmeriCorps alums reflect on their service experiences and how it shaped their careers.

Closing Thoughts on Black History Month

As we conclude Black History Month 2021, Jahshua Smith, metro Detroit region program supervisor for AdviseMI, asked MCAN AmeriCorps VISTA Delesiya Davis and four of our AdviseMI college advisers about what the month means to them.

Say it White: An Opinionated Meditation on Code-switching

AdviseMI college adviser Zariea Williams discusses "code-switching," where Black people use white language to navigate professional spaces.

Expanding the Postsecondary Conversation and Addressing Low College-Going Rates

Everyone imagines their last year of high school as being the time of their life. ... However, the 2020-21 school year hasn’t lived up to what most seniors were hoping for when they began their high school journey four years ago.

Black College Graduates Matter

AdviseMI college adviser Rayvon Miles-Smith interviews two Black college graduates about their college experience and the importance of Black history.

Realizing the Importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

AdviseMI college adviser Janay Johnson reflects on her college selection process and how she dismissed HBCUs too quickly.

Looking Back to Find the Way Forward

Jahshua Smith reflects on the beginnings of Black History Month and the lessons today's activists can learn from it.

Helping Students Find College Cash: Challenges and Successes

First-year AdviseMI adviser Janay Johnson talks about her successes and challenges implementing the College Cash Campaign in her high school.

Reflecting on My AdviseMI Service: In Pursuit of Dreams

AdviseMI adviser Erneso Duran talks about his accomplishments as an adviser, and what he looks forward to in the new year.