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IN THIS ISSUE - AUG. 8, 2019
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MCAN Welcomes New AdviseMI Program Supervisor

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Ashley McCloud as the new AdviseMI program supervisor for east Michigan. Ashley graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with her bachelor's degree in Health Education. Following graduation, she joined AmeriCorps as a VISTA with the Michigan Nonprofit Association and helped provide college access and success programming for the Flint Community Schools. We know she will be a great asset to the AdviseMI team. Welcome Ashley!
Four Openings Still Available for AdviseMI 2019-20 Cohort
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The AdviseMI
 program still has adviser openings in four locations:
  • Pine River High School/Marion High School
  • Port Huron High School
  • Mayville High School/Reese High School
  • Vassar High School
Interested applicants must be recent college grads who wish to make an impact by helping Michigan high school students navigate the college exploration process and matriculate to college. Advisers will serve during the 2019-20 academic year. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree with a 2017, 2018, or 2019 graduation date. Learn more and apply.
Enews Schedule Change:
Watch for Our Announcement on Friday, August 23! 

MCAN is gearing up for something new and exciting, and we can't wait to share it with you! Your next issue of MCAN Updates will arrive on Friday, August 23 (one day later than usual), so that we can share this news in a timely fashion. Stay tuned and watch your inbox.  

Webinar: An Introduction to the American College Application Campaign


The American College Application Campaign is working to remove the barriers to postsecondary education access through the college application process. Learn more about ACAC and this year's campaign, and why your school should consider hosting a campaign event.

Date: August 13
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

Developing Vibrant Communities Conference 

The Developing Vibrant Communities conference features topics including financial empowerment, neighborhood-based housing and real estate development, capacity building, housing policy, and more. View the draft agenda.

Date: August 22-23
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago - Detroit Branch

Webinar: Career Cruising Platform

This webinar will share how students can significantly raise their SAT scores by utilizing the Career Cruising Platform. Tom Ehlers, president and founder of Method Test Prep, will lead the webinar and also will answer frequently asked questions about the PSAT and SAT.

Date: September 18
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. EDT

Webinar: Unlocking You - How to Use YouScience to Create Better Outcomes

This webinar will take a deeper look into how counselors can utilize YouScience software to work with students across grade levels to prepare them for postsecondary success.

Date: September 24
Time: 11:00-12:00 p.m. EDT 
Issue Brief: Setting a North Star - Motivations, Implications and Approaches to State Postsecondary Attainment Goals

This issue brief discusses the motivations, implications and approaches states are taking to set and achieve their postsecondary attainment goals. Download the brief

Policy Report: State Grant Aid - An Overview of Programs and Recent Research

This report is intended to "help policymakers compare
their state’s grant programs to others and also understand
how policy design features relate to student outcomes."
Download the report.

'Never Too Late' Adult Learning Workshop

The Postsecondary, Academic and Career Endeavors Detroit Center is offering a free workshop for adult learners who are interesting in going to college for the first time or completing an existing college degree or credentials. 
Date: August 17
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT
Report: Why Have College Completion Rates Increased?

This report investigates the reasons for trend reversal in college completion rates, which have increased since the 1990s. It also documents other factors that may affect college completion rates —including standards for degree receipt. Download the report.
Top 50 College Financial Literacy Programs of 2019

LendEDU has compiled a top 50 list of college financial literacy programs at postsecondary institutions across the United States. Congratulations to Western Michigan University, which made #35 on the list! View the list.

Dollars Rule Everything Around Me: College-Bound Students' Views on Paying for College
Source: ACT

What do Midwest working-class voters want and need?
Source: Brookings

Detroit Regional Chamber Releases Findings From Statewide Policy Poll
Source: Detroit Regional Chamber
LIVE speaking with Ryan Fewins-Bliss of the Michigan College Access Network about the Sixty by 30 campaign (MCAN)
Source: Fox 47 News Facebook Live 

On new album, Detroit rapper Jahshua Smith celebrates love (MCAN)
Source: Detroit Metro Times

Academic Support Manager - Plastipak Packaging/Dollars for Scholars

State Director for Michigan - Rise Michigan

Student Organizing Fellows - Rise Michigan

Policy and Advocacy Manager - National College Access Network

Adviser - AdviseMI AmeriCorps Program

All job postings can be found on the MCAN Job Board.
Opportunity Scholarship - College Board

Reach Higher High School Grants - Michigan College Access Network

Innovative Program Grants - Michigan College Access Network
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