DCAN Update | Nov. 17, 2020
Celebrate a global day of giving with DCAN
GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity that takes place on Dec. 1, 2020. This global movement unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
DCAN is excited to participate in GivingTuesday for the second year. Your giving has a significant impact on our mission to: 
  • Help high school counselors and advisers create more college experiences for their students.
  • Support high school students with FREE 1-on-1 virtual college advising.
  • Support high school students with FREE college workshops and webinars.
  • Help our college students feel less isolated and more connected by supporting our college co-working space and mental health services.
If you believe in our mission, please chip in HERE with as little as $10 or more, if able. Our goal is to raise $2,500
Tell your members of Congress to support the Pell Grant!
Pell Grants have helped tens of millions of Americans obtain a college education, & this financial aid matters now more than ever.

Please take this opportunity to share your appreciation for Pell and support of #DoublePell with your members of Congress via NCAN's Action Center
Detroit College Challenge & essay contest details
DCAN and Get Schooled Detroit College Challenge

This year we will be running the Detroit College Challenge again, so here's what you need to know:

  • Facilitator and student incentives/prizes
  • Resources and bundles for educators and students
  • Mini challenges each month
  • Badges to complete and grant money are unfortunately being removed
Get Schooled Essay Contest—call all your seniors!

Have your seniors submit their college application essay or scholarship essay to Get Schooled to receive suggestions, edits and feedback from a professional.

Everyone who submits an essay in the month of November will be entered in to win a $20 gift card—one winner will be chosen each week!
Join us virtually Dec. 8
Join us for our December Lunch and Learn! Our focus is "Paying for College." This event will be held virtually and has been submitted for SCECH credits. 

The agenda includes:
  • Presentation by the Opportunity Network
  • Strategy work time 
  • Lightning round scholarship information
Thank you for making the Summit a success!
Thank you to all of our attendees and speakers for joining us at the 5th annual Metro Detroit College and Career Success Summit—we had over 100 attendees!

We do not need any further information from attendees for SCECH credits. DCAN will extract the data from our platform and you should see the credits reflected in your account in 30 business days.

You can find relevant links and resources including presentations at detroitcan.org/summit.
313Reads is mobilizing more Virtual Literacy Assessors to support the growing number of students collectively served.

More information on the paid volunteer position below.
Happy birthday, Lindsay & Olivia!

Happy Birthday to our AmeriCorps VISTA members, Lindsay and Olivia! Thank you for the great work you are doing! 
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