DCAN Update | September 1, 2021
2021-2022 Academic Year is Here!
Welcome Back College Access Champion!

We hope you've had a restful summer and are ready to kick back into gear for the beginning of the school year.

There is still a lot of uncertainty as the pandemic continues but DCAN is rallying behind you with the resources you and your students need to succeed.

From DCAN, you can expect news, resources and ideas to help your students achieve their post-secondary dreams. Thank you all, and we are looking forward to all the great things you will do with your students and families this year!

The DCAN Team
Join Informational Session with Postsecondary Institutions!
Postsecondary Pathway Connection Meetings are an informational welcome session for Detroit area counselors, advisers and youth serving professionals to get updates and information from postsecondary institutions about the 2021-22 school year.

Click on the institutions you are interested in learning more about to register for their connection session. If you have any questions or concerns about the Pathway Connection meetings, please contact Program Manager Ashley Lanea at alane@detrotican.org.
Register Your School Today!
College Bound Michigan is a suite of initiatives that supports counselors developing and implementing college-going cultures in their school communities. MCAN's work helps school counselors, college advisers, and other educators build strong college-going cultures that connect all students with formal education beyond high school, including postsecondary certificates and academic degrees.

CBMI brings together all of the statewide initiatives (College Month, College Cash Campaign, and Decision Day) into one campaign to help bring Michigan closer to 60% postsecondary attainment! 
Action Required!
We're changing the format of our newsletter! Instead of general weekly updates, we will be adding periodic changes based on our various audiences. Here is how the schedule will go.

  • Info for students, parents, and families (Monthly)
  • Info for Professionals and Counselors (Weekly)
  • Info for Funders and Donors (Quarterly)
  • General Network Updates (Monthly)

You will need to re-subscribe to the new sign-up form or you will no longer receive communication from DCAN. You can add yourself to all the newsletter lists or just pick one that works for you. The new format will go into effect on October 1st. It should only take 30 seconds to fill out the form!
This year's VISTAs have provided DCAN with invaluable service and support. Lindsay and Olivia have led some of our most successful programs and supported DCAN with expanding into new, impactful areas.

We are so very grateful that they selected to partner with DCAN. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!
Lindsay Regalado

"Working at DCAN this past year has been an educational, fulfilling, and rewarding opportunity. Everyone here has helped me grow both professionally and personally. The biggest lesson I learned this year was to go with the flow and look at challenges that arise as opportunities for growth."
Olivia Tubaro

"I’m grateful to DCAN for allowing me the autonomy and trust to develop new programs and initiatives so that I could grow and gain experience. My service year has strengthened my confidence in my professional abilities, and I'm excited to build on the skills I’ve gained at Detroit College Access Network. I know that my career will never stray far from education and educational equity, and I can thank DCAN for solidifying my passion for the work."
CONNECT: Detroit College Access Network