DCAN Update | Feb. 9, 2021
Read our newest blog by Lindsay Regalado
"Since I am new to the nonprofit education sector, it has been great to have the DCAN team to lean on for advice and ideas. I have been able to learn so much from them.

Everyone brings different perspectives, ideas, and insights. In my time here I am learning new skills, understanding more about the nonprofit world, and meeting new people."

Let your seniors know they could win $20! All they have to do is submit an essay to Get Schooled. It could be a college app essay, scholarship essay, or an essay for a class! A professional will give them feedback and edits. 

We will be choosing one winner each week so there are more chances for them to win! Share this flyer with them!
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Join us for our February Lunch and Learn! Our focus is "Skilled Trade Programming." This event will be held virtually and has been submitted for SCECH credits. 

The agenda includes:

  • Presentation from Atlantic Impact
  • Skilled Trade Program Presentations
  • Overview of NSC Report
Share with Your Students
February is Financial Aid Awareness month and the FAFSA priority deadlines are approaching!

View and download our list to keep your students updated on when FAFSAs need to be submitted by higher education institution.
Highlighting HBCUs
Happy Black History Month! DCAN is proud to celebrate Black voices and accomplishments this month but also recognizes that Black history is important year-round.

This month we are highlighting Historically Black Colleges and Universities on our social media pages to help raise awareness and to encourage students to apply to HBCUs. Download RaiseMe's lesson plan!
Remind Students to Sign Up for Help
1-on-1 Virtual Student Advising

Students can meet with an experienced college adviser to support with mapping out your college plans, admission requirements, documents and staying on track to reach your college/career goals.
1-on-1 FAFSA Support

You can get one-on-one student support with the FAFSA application!

Fill out the request form and a DCAN team member will reach out to you to set up a 45-minute session to complete your FAFSA.
A Path for Adult Students to Earn a Degree
Michigan Reconnect is a scholarship program that pays for you to attend your in-district community college, and offers a larger tuition discount at an out-of-district community college.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be at least 25 years old when you apply
  • Have lived in Michigan more than a year
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have not yet completed a college degree
CONNECT: Detroit College Access Network