DCAN Update | January 13, 2021
We hope you had a restful winter break and are ready to tackle this year's challenges and celebrate each win. This year, we are grateful to the organizations and the people who make our work possible.

First and foremost, we'd like to thank our partners in this work. These are the folks who touch the lives of thousands of students each year.

  • Detroit area schools
  • Higher education institutions
  • Skilled trade and career programs
  • College access organizations

We'd like to thank our generous donors and funders. Without you, this work would not be possible.
  • Ally Bank
  • Ballmer Group
  • Berman Foundation
  • Detroit Children's Fund
  • Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
  • Jacob Family Foundation
  • Kresge Foundation
  • Michigan College Access Network
  • McGregor Foundation
  • National College Access Network
  • Skillman Foundation
  • United Way for Southeastern Michigan
  • Dawn Aubry
  • Gary Dembs
  • College Prep Internation
  • Lauren Flanagan
  • Onjila Odeneal
  • Justin Remington
  • Barbara K. Smith
  • Tracy Smith
And finally, to our leadership team, Thank you to the 17 organizations on our Leadership Team. Our Leadership Team provides guidance and direction for our work.
At Detroit College Access Network, we have the honor and privilege to serve Detroit college access professionals, partners—and most importantly—students.

Because of your dedication, our work is amplified in the lives of Detroit students and families to make college a reality for all. We thank you for your ongoing support of DCAN initiatives and look forward to continuing to serve students together. 
We'd like to celebrate our Professional Development Program Manager, Daniel Valentine, for his acceptance into the 2022-23 Detroit Cohort of the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative.

The DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative is a 15-month faith-based leadership development program for urban youth workers. The initiative exists to support these leaders with professional level leadership training.

We are so proud of Daniel and his accomplishments. He is a champion for students and we admire his commitment and dedication to this work.
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 dvalentine@detroitcan.org.

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 dvalentine@detroitcan.org.

Check back on our website at a later date for a confirmed agenda and speakers.
The Skillman Foundation is looking for an innovative storyteller, multimedia creator, and cross-platform communicator with exceptional project management skills and attention to detail for a Communications Officer Position.
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