DCAN Update | Aug. 7, 2020
Virtual conference for Detroit student support pros runs Aug. 11-13
It's not too late to register for the DCAN Strategy Institute.

Registration closes Monday, Aug. 10, so register today!

Designed for student support professionals in Detroit, we're ready to help you with developing a college-going culture, student support/resources and college access and success.

Find details below about this three-day virtual conference Aug. 11 through 13.

We're looking forward to seeing you!

The DCAN Team
Join us virtually NEXT WEEK, Aug. 11-13
The DCAN Strategy Institute will support schools and organizations with workshops focused on developing a college-going culture, student support/resources, and college access and success.

  • When: August 11-13
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST (each day)
  • Where: Virtual conference (must register by Monday, Aug. 10)
  • Cost: FREE!
  • SCECHs: Earn up to 11 credits
  • Over 30 workshops to choose from!
  • College Application Month
  • Senior data tracker
  • College Board SAT/Khan Academy
  • Parent engagement
  • Homeless youth
  • Senior college checklist
  • Colleges and university breakouts
  • Military and trade skills breakouts
  • And so much more!

Each school or organization must register three or more representatives. There will be strategy time daily just for teams with an electronic strategy workbook to develop plans for the upcoming academic year.

Teams will also have the opportunity to win up to $1,000 for program ideas each day!

Along with daily opportunities to win raffles for attendance, engage with other professionals throughout the city in forums and video chats, teams will build individual strategies and systems for the year.

Reminder: At least three representatives are required to attend for participation! Teams will be notified once the minimum has been reached and registration is complete.
Please share with your students and families!
Navigating Student
Profiles & Portals
August 13, 3 p.m.
Are your students unsure about what they should be doing before fall classes start? In this workshop, we'll explore their college student profiles and the list of administrative tasks for them to accomplish such as setting up their student email account, financial aid, class builder and more.

Utilizing Resources: Financial & Support Tools
August 20, 3 p.m.
Do your students need more support for their first semester of college? Have them join us to learn more about all of the resources on their campus. This workshop will cover financial aid, the student learning center, tutoring, office hours, advising, study skills and more.

Stay tuned to future newsletters for our
fall workshop schedule!
Virtual SAT prep coming this fall

Help your students choose from a one-day SAT bootcamp with Doorway to College or a three-week SAT course with Math 4 Success

  • SAT Bootcamp: Saturday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • SAT Course: Sept. 1-17, every Tuesday through Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • October dates and times being announced soon!
Calling all your future Hawks!

  • What: Henry Ford College Postsecondary Spotlight: A presentation with admission reps
  • When: Aug.17 at 3 p.m.
  • Who: For your students who have been accepted to Henry Ford College and need next step information or are interested in attending Henry Ford in the fall.
Sept. 14 - 16, join NCAN it celebrates its 25th anniversary at the first ever virtual conference, Marching Toward Equity! Attend to learn from peers, network in one-on-one and small group virtual environments and hear from plenary speakers.

Now more than ever, you need to be able to meet the needs of your students. Register today to build the skills you need to help your students achieve their dreams of attaining a postsecondary degree.
News from Common App:
Common App launches 2020-2021 application season on Aug. 1

"The Common App platform streamlines the college application process for students. In addition to providing a single, online application and 24/7/365 support for students applying to more than 900 member colleges and universities, Common App connects applicants to financial aid and scholarship informationvirtual fairsonline portfolios, and a vast library of counselor resources available in English and Spanish."

DCAN hiring 20-21 AmeriCorps VISTA

A VISTA serving with DCAN will help expand our outreach efforts into Detroit schools through various events and initiatives. In this School Outreach – Pathways to Employment role, the VISTA will help transform Detroit into a college-going capital!
CONNECT: Detroit College Access Network