Hello Everyone!

This October was definitely a treat as CAN students fell into the rhythm of school, CAN After School Programs, trick-or-treated their way through the Hikone Haunted House and Arrowwood Hills Trunk or Treat night, and created away with the CAN Art & Design program.

Staff and students alike enjoyed participating in many of the fun fall activities that come with the cooler weather and spooky season.

Scroll down to see all of the awesome things happening at CAN!

With Care,
Your Friends at CAN

What Is Happening at CAN?
DIY Food Dye
As part of The Kids' Table curriculum, children brewed homemade dye made from turmeric, blueberries, and beets. Students predicted colors and intensity, and experimented with different ingredient ratios for each dye. Bandanas were bunched, scrunched, folded, and twisted in wacky patterns and boiled over stove tops. After rinsing and washing, students got to wear and take home their final products. The little artists loved contributing to every part of this process and exploring new concepts of everyday foods.
Hikone Haunted House Extravaganza
This year's Haunted House at Hikone was a blast! The CAN community really came together to make it success. Young people who enjoy participating in Halloween-themed festivities had fun on their spooky tour and exited with cider and snacks in-hand.
A BIG thanks to the team that helped put together this haunted maze -- the Hikone main room was unrecognizable!

Additionally, many of Hikone's spookers were the community's middle schoolers. They showed their professionalism as they played the "monsters" of the Haunted House; they scaled their scares to their older and younger audiences and were respectful of the safety boundaries in place allowing for everyone to have a great haunted experience!
"Trick or Treat!"
Bintah and Zeyna slayed Trunk or Treat at Arrowwood Hills Community Center in their colorful costumes.

Behind the Scenes
Behind every successful program are the many staff, AmeriCorps VISTAs, interns, and volunteers who make it happen!

CAN AmeriCorps VISTAs grabbed some ice cream at Blank Slate! (From left to right: Alex, Anna, Cassidy, Krystal, Kayla, Sowmyaw)
CAN Directors, VISTAs, and Interns went apple-picking and corn-mazing at Wiard's Orchard (from left to right: Paige, Louey, Krystal, Nancy, Laura, Angie, Mia, Caroline, Harrison, Kayla, Hunter)
Anna Vantsevich, an AmeriCorps VISTA, recently joined the CAN team and hit the ground running on a situational awareness project focused on Social Emotional Learning needs across our organization. Here, Anna and UofM Social Work Student Pa Nhia Yang are using a business tool called an Affinity Wall (or Affinity Diagram) to analyze the qualitative data that came out of interviews with directors to create insights into how the SEL program can be best developed and implemented throughout CAN's programs.
Annual Three Cedars Farm Trip
Every year, members of Ann Arbor Rotary North sponsor and accompany Green Baxter Court students to take a fall trip to Three Cedars Farm for some pumpkin pickin', hay rides, and more.

Despite it being a little chilly, it was a perfect fall day!
Washtenaw Parks & Rec Visit
Thank you Elle for visiting Brick Community Center to teach the students about foods that animals eat and to lead a nature walk!
CAN Spotlight
Upcoming Events
CAN's Annual Turkey Drive
Has Begun!
We're almost halfway there--help us reach our goal of $9,000
Shop for Christmas (or any occasion)
AND support Community Action Network!

When? November 16 from 1:00pm-3:00pm

What? 20% of all purchases made at this time will be donated to Community Action Network

Where? 3050 Washtenaw Ave, Suite C-105B, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
CAN is Hiring!
AmeriCorps VISTA:
Make a Difference

Work with CAN for one year building capacity to help our organization dig deeper within the communities we serve and make an impact on more families in Washtenaw County.

Next VISTA Year at CAN starts January 2020.

Learn more at: www.canwashtenaw.org/jobs
Looking for Ways to Get Involved?
CAN could not be successful without the help of committed volunteers like you!

Click the images or button below to learn more about CAN's ongoing volunteer opportunities or email volunteers@canannarbor.org to learn more.
Community Action Network
PO Box 130076, Ann Arbor, MI 48113
Community Action Network partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods to create better futures for themselves and improve the communities in which they live.
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