DCAN Update | January 26, 2022
Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) and San Diego State University’s Center for Equity and Postsecondary Attainment have announced this year's cohort of participants in the School Counselor Fellows Program. The program provides Michigan school counselors with ongoing mentorship and training rooted in leadership and advocacy development for postsecondary attainment. Several Detroit counselors were selected for the cohort:

  • Carlotta Prince, Lincoln-King High School
  • Tim Ossman Jr., University Prep Art & Design High School
  • Danielle Penson, Southeastern High School

Congratulations to each counselor selected. We are proud of your dedication to college access and success and most importantly to the students in Detroit!
In order to improve the programming for the Detroit College Access Network, we have partnered with the evaluation team from the Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER) to invite you to participate in a one hour evaluation!

In the focus group, you will be asked about your experience with DCAN, how DCAN has impacted your work, and any opportunities for improvement.

After participating in the focus group, you will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Please complete the form before the end of the day on January 28th.
Interested in connecting with skilled trade programs to learn more about opportunities available to your students? Tune in to the Pathway Connection Trade series! Trade programs will present on their specific program, resources and opportunities. Learn about the enrollment process/requirements, financial aid options, career alignment and more.

Trade Pathway Connections will take place from January 24th - February 25th on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at either 9:30 am or 1:00pm. You are welcome to attend all sessions or sign up for the session that interest you. New programs will continue to be added.

Skilled Trade Pathway Connection Schedule:

January 26, 2022 @ 9:30am: MIAT College of Technology
January 28, 2022 @ 9;30am: Atlantic Impact
January 28, 2022 @ 1:00pm: Rebuild Detroit - SER Metro
February 7, 2022 @ 1:00pm: Focus: HOPE
February 9, 2022 @ 9:30am: Grow with Google

Click on the program name to register or visit our webpage www.detroitcan.org/pathways to sign up at any time.

If you represent a skilled trade program or organization that offers credentialed opportunities for student you can sign up here to host an informational session to get the word out about your program.
Spring Sessions are Now Open for Registrations!
Detroit STRIVES is a professional development opportunity with one hour for college access topics and one hour on FAFSA strategy and completion. You can partake in the portion that is most relevant to you! This will be hosted every 2nd Thursday of the Month. For more information, contact Daniel Valentine, at [email protected].

Here are the Spring 2022 Agendas:

February 10, 2022:
  • College Access: Preparing for summer melt
  • FAFSA Strategy: MiSSG Overview
March 10, 2022
  • College Access Strategy: Decision Days/Starting the Conversation early for Juniors
  • FAFSA Strategy: Navigating & Accessing Financial Aid
May 12, 2022
  • College Access Strategy: Preparing for the Pivot
  • FAFSA Strategy: Preparing for Rising Seniors
Join us for the first Lunch & Learn of 2022! We will be covering Skilled Trade and Career Pathways.

The Lunch and Learn will be held on February 17th from 10-1:30 PM virtually.

This professional development has been submitted for 2.75 SCECHs. For additional questions, please email our Professional Development Program Manager, Daniel Valentine at [email protected].

Check back on our website at a later date for a confirmed agenda and speakers.
Deadline is 1/31!
Our friends over at Get Schooled just dropped 10, $1,000 scholarships that students should apply for. The application is quick and easy - all students have to do is briefly answer the question: What community care activities help you fill up your cup?

What is community care? Community care is taking action with the intention of helping other people. It can be as simple as calling a family member who lives alone, or dropping off meals to a nearby shelter.
Detroit Public Schools Community District is hiring multiple positions. Please share with your networks!

CONNECT: Detroit College Access Network